In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1courtyardpatioplaygroundschoolyardcómo está el patio
- ¡cómo está el patio! ¿qué hacéis todos con esas caras tan largas? — just look at this! why all the long faces?
- ¡cómo está el patio! huelgas, desempleo … — what a state things are in! strikes, unemployment …
- voy a ver cómo está el patio allí adentro — I'm going to see what's going on inside
- pasarse al patio — (para algo malo) to go too far
2SpainCinema Theatreorchestra USstalls Britishentrada/butaca de patio — ticket/seat in the orchestra / stalls
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