In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sorteo)lotteryjuega a la lotería todas las semanas — she plays the lottery every week US
- les tocó / ganaron / (Latin America) se sacaron la lotería — they won the lottery
- con ese maridito le tocó / (Latin America) se sacó la lotería — she really struck lucky / gold with that husband of hers
- comprarse un coche de segunda mano es una lotería — buying a secondhand car is a lottery / a bit of a gamble
2(juego casero)lottohousey-housey British
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