In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informal(broma)trickes una araña de pega — it's a joke / trick spider
- hacer pegas — to play tricks / jokes
- estar en la pega — to be in the know
2Spain informal(dificultad, inconveniente)problemsnag informalla única pega es que queda lejos — the only problem / drawback / snag is that it's a long way away
- a todo lo que le propongo le encuentra alguna pega — he finds something wrong with everything I suggest
- te ponen muchas pegas si intentas reclamarlo — they make it really difficult for you to claim it
- ¡sin pegas! — no problem!
3.1Andes informal (trabajo)worktengo mucha pega — I'm snowed under with work informal
3.2Andes informal (empleo)workbuscar pega — to look for work / for a job
- está sin pega — he's out of work
3.3Andes informal (lugar)workplace
4Chile informal(excusa tonta)feeble excuse
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