In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(partícula)tiny bitdotuna mota de polvo — a speck of dust
- colocar sobre la coliflor unas motitas de margarina — dot the cauliflower with margarine
2una tela a motas — a dotted / spotted fabric
- lana azul con motas de colores — blue wool with flecks of colors
(bolita de lana)ballbobble
3South America(pelo)tight curls
4Mexico, Central America slang(marihuana)grass informalweed slang
5Mexico(para empolvarse)powder puff
6Peru(borrador de pizarrón)blackboard duster
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