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 madre, de una vaca)milkleche materna — mother's milk
- leche de vaca/cabra — cow's/goat's milk
- la leche se ha cortado — the milk has gone off
- más blanco que la leche — as white as a sheet
- ¡me cago en la leche! — (expresando enfado) damn it!
- oler a leche — to be wet behind the ears
- ser una leche hervida — to have a very short fuse
3vulgar slang(semen)cum vulgar slangspunk British vulgar slang
4.1Spain slang (golpe)nos vamos a dar una leche — we're going to crash
- se liaron a leches — they beat the hell out of each other
- te voy a dar una leche — you're going to get it
4.2Spain slang (velocidad)iba a toda leche — I was going flat out informal
4.3Spain slang¡la leche! — good grief! informal
4.4Spain slangde la leche
- hace un frío de la leche — it's bloody freezing
- estoy harta de ese pesado de la leche — I'm fed up with that boring old fart
4.5Spain slang (colmo)ese tío es la leche — that guy is the pits / the end informal
- se han vuelto a equivocar, son la leche — they've got it wrong again, they're bloody useless
5.1Spain vulgar slang (mal humor)tiene una leche … — he's got a foul temper
5.2Spain vulgar slang (expresando fastidio, mal humor)¿qué leches pintas tú en este asunto? — what the hell has this got to do with you? informal
- pídele que te lo devuelva ¡qué leches! — ask her to damn well give it back to you
- no seas pesado, leche — don't be so bloody annoying
6informal(suerte)luckganó a la lotería ¡qué leche tiene! — she won the draw, what a lucky devil! informal
- estar con / de leche — to be jammy
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