In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informal(borrachera)agarrar una mona — to get plastered informal
- vete a dormir la mona — go and sleep it off
2.1(en naipes)old maid
2.2Colombia (para un álbum)picture card
2.3Southern Cone informal (dibujo de mujer)drawing of a womancomo la mona — terrible
- tiene una secretaria como la mona — her secretary's terrible / absolutely hopeless / a total disaster
1Spain informal(borrachera)¡vaya moña que lleva encima! — he's plastered! informal
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