In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(antipatía)tenerle manía a algn — to have it in for sb informal
2(obsesión, capricho)déjate de manías, que no estás nada gorda — stop saying such silly things / stop being silly / stop being neurotic, you're not at all fat
- está viejo y tiene sus manías — he's an old man, and he has his funny little ways / some odd habits
- tiene la manía de la limpieza — she has an obsession / a mania about cleaning
- tiene la manía de mirar debajo de la cama antes de acostarse — she has this peculiar habit of looking under the bed before she gets into it
- el pescado siempre me cae mal — eso es una manía — fish always upsets my stomach — that's just your imagination / you've just got a thing about it
- ahora le ha dado la manía de vestirse siempre de negro — now she has this fad / craze of always dressing in black
- tiene la manía de que la gente se ríe de él — he has this obsession / this strange idea that people are laughing at him
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