In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Botanyleafárbol de hoja caduca/perenne — deciduous/evergreen tree
- hoja de laurel — bay leaf
- poner a algn como hoja de perejil — to slag sb off
- temblar como una hoja — to shake like a leaf
2.1(folio)sheet¿tienes una hoja en blanco? — do you have a blank sheet of paper?
- en una hoja aparte — on a separate sheet of paper
2.2(de un libro)pageleafpasar las hojas — to turn the pages
3.1(de una puerta, mesa)leafuna puerta de dos hojas — a double door
3.2(de madera, metal)sheet
3.3(de un cuchillo)blade
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