In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
masculine and feminine noun
1Central America slang(individuo)guy informalbloke British informalgirlhacerse el maje
- no te hagas el maje — don't be such a pain
2Mexico informal(persona crédula)sucker informalte vieron cara de maje — they could see you were a sucker
- hacerle maje a algn — to make a sucker out of sb
- hacerse (el/la) maje — to play the innocent
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