In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(calle/pelo) wet(hierba) wetle pasas un trapo mojado — you (just) wipe it over with a wet cloth
- llegó a casa completamente mojado — he arrived home dripping / soaking wet
- no te quedes con los calcetines mojados, que te vas a resfriar — take your wet socks off, you'll catch cold
masculine and feminine nounFeminine mojada
1wetback informal derogatory
- En Catalunya llueve no sólo sobre mojado, sino sobre mojadísimo.
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