In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Textilescanvasbolso/zapatos de lona — canvas bag/shoes
2(en boxeo)canvasa la lona
- si no te gusta, a la lona — if you don't like it, that's tough / you'll have to lump it
- dejar lona a algn — (en boxeo) to knock sb out
- estar en la lona — (sin dinero, no tener dinero) to be broke
- quedar lona
- bailó hasta quedar lona — she danced till she dropped
3(carpa del circo)bajo la lona — under the big top
4(para sentarse encima)mat
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