In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(producto)soapuna pastilla / barra de jabón — a bar / cake of soap
- darle jabón a algn — to butter sb up
- se acabó el jabón — that's the lot!
2River Plate informal(susto)frightme pegué un jabón — I got a fright
- tenía un jabón la pobre — she was so scared, poor thing
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