In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1themyoules prometí que los llevaría al circo — I promised (them) I'd take them to the circus
- no te lleves esos discos, todavía no los he escuchado — don't take those records away, I haven't listened to them yet
- a mis primas hace años que no las veo — I haven't seen my cousins in years
- estos cachivaches los voy a tirar a la basura — I'm going to throw this junk in the dustbin
- ¿las atienden, señoras? — are you being served, ladies?
2(con el verbo haber)las hay de muchos tamaños — they come in many different sizes
- también los hay de chocolate — we have chocolate ones too
- los hay en todas las ciudades del mundo — you find them in every city in the world
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