In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(mueble)tablemesa de comedor/de cocina — dining room/kitchen table
- una mesa de caoba — a mahogany table
- poner la mesa — to lay / set the table
- levantar / quitar / recoger la mesa — to clear the table
- bendecir la mesa — to say grace
- ¡a la mesa! — dinner (or lunch etc.) is ready!
- sentarse a la mesa — to sit at the table
- se levantó de la mesa — he got up from / left the table
- ¿han reservado mesa? — have you reserved a table?
- por debajo de la mesa — under the table
- no con tejemanejes ni por debajo de la mesa, las cosas claras — no shady business or underhand dealings, everything's to be above board
- recibió por debajo de la mesa una elevada suma de dinero — he received a large sum of money under the table / counter
- quedarse debajo / abajo de la mesa — to miss out on the food
- compartir mesa y mantel — to break bread
2(conjunto de personas)committeeel Presidente de la mesa — the Chairman of the committee
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