In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
feminine plural noun
1tealo invitaron a tomar onces — they invited him to tea
- In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.
- Onces que muchas veces no se alcanzaron.
- Onces confirmados en ambos equipos a media hora para el comienzo del encuentro.
- Onces con pan amasado y una chimenea esperaron cada tarde a los pequeños participantes.
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