In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1le hacían muecas al profesor — they were pulling faces at the teacher British
- nos hizo reír a todos con sus graciosísimas muecas — she made us all laugh with her funny faces
- su rostro se retorció en una mueca de dolor — she grimaced with pain
- no hacía más que muecas de asco — he just screwed his face up in disgust
- lo dijo haciendo una mueca burlona — he said it with a sneer
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