In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Radio Physicswavelongitud de onda — wavelength
- de nuevo estamos en las ondas — we're back on the air
- agarrar / captar / coger la onda — to understand
- agarrarle la onda a algo — to suss sth out
- estar en la onda — (al tanto) to be bang up to date
- está en la onda de la actualidad musical — he's tuned in to / he's really up on current musical trends
- estar fuera de onda — to be (way) behind the times
- ¡qué buena onda! — that's great / fantastic!
- ¡qué mala onda! — that's too bad!
- ¿qué onda? — what's new?
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