In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(trozo)pieceun pedazo de pan/carne — a piece of bread/meat
- el vaso se hizo pedazos — the glass smashed (to pieces)
- el coche saltó / voló en pedazos — the car was blown to pieces
- rompió la carta en muchos pedazos — he tore the letter into little pieces / to shreds
- lo tiré contra la pared y lo hice pedazos — I threw it against the wall and smashed it
- caerse a pedazos — to fall to pieces
- estar hecho pedazos — to be shattered
- ser un pedazo de pan — to be a real sweetie
2informal(en insultos)pedazo de algo
- ¡pedazo de idiota/bestia! ¿es que no miras por dónde vas? — you idiot/you great brute! why don't you look where you're going?
- ¡pedazo de alcornoque! — blockhead
- ser un pedazo de carne con ojos — to be a drip
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