In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(material) wool(vellón, pelambre) fleecelana de alpaca — alpaca wool
- una madeja de lana — a skein of wool
- usó tres lanas distintas — she used three different wools / kinds of wool
- una bufanda de lana — a wool / woolen scarf
- tela de lana — woolen cloth
- no son de nylon, son de lana — they're not nylon, they're wool
- ir (a) por lana y volver trasquilado — to be hoist by one's own petard
- unos cardan la lana y otros cobran la fama — some do all the work and others get all the credit
2Latin America informal(dinero)dough slangcash informaltienen mucha lana — they're loaded informal
- caerse con la lana (para algo) — to put up the money (for sth)
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