In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Andesribbontapecruzó la meta cortando la huincha con el pecho — he breasted the (finishing) tape
- está que corta las huinchas por algo — he/she is dying for sth
- está que corta las huinchas por ver a su novio — she can't wait to / she's dying to see her boyfriend
- hacer algo por las puras huinchas
- me di el viaje por las puras huinchas — I had a wasted journey
- ser quedado en / de las huinchas — to be an idiot
2Bolivia, Chile(para el pelo)hair-band
3Bolivia, Chile, Peru(para medir)tape measure
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