In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de la mano)palmla gitana le leyó la palma (de la mano) — the gypsy read his palm
- conocer algo como la palma de la mano — to know sth like the back of one's hand
- conozco la zona como la palma de la mano — I know the area like the back of my hand
- te conozco como la palma de la mano — I can read you like a book
- untarle la palma a algn — to grease sb's palm
2.2(gloria, triunfo)distinctiontodos realizaron una gran labor pero él se llevó la palma — they all did tremendous work but he was truly outstanding
- aquí nadie trabaja mucho, pero tú te llevas la palma — no one does very much work around here but you get the prize for laziness!
3palmas feminine pluraldar / batir palmas — to applaud
- (para marcar el ritmo) tocar las palmas — to clap in time
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