In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Metallurgyironatrapados entre los hierros del tren — trapped in the wreckage of the train
- de hierro — iron
- una verja de hierro — iron railings
- tiene una salud de hierro — he has an iron constitution
- una voluntad de hierro — an iron will
- quitar hierro a algo — to play sth down
2Farming(herramienta) branding iron(marca) brand
3(de una lanza, flecha)headtipel que a hierro mata, a hierro muere — he who lives by the sword, dies by the sword
4(en golf)ironun hierro cuatro — a four iron
5Venezuela slang(pistola)piece US slangshooter British slang
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