In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de la boca)liplabio superior — upper / top lip
- labio inferior — lower / bottom lip
- leer los labios — to lip-read
- de sus labios no salió ni una queja — not a single word of complaint passed his lips
- apretó los labios y trató de resistir el dolor — he bit his lip and tried to resist the pain
- la besó en los labios — he kissed her on the lips
- no despegó los labios en toda la tarde — she didn't say / utter a single word all afternoon / she didn't open her mouth all afternoon
2(de la vulva)labium
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