In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(con el pelo corto)lo dejaron con la cabeza pelada (al rape) — they scalped him informal
1.2Southern Cone (calvo)baldes/se está quedando pelado — he is/he's going bald
1.3(a causa del sol)tengo la nariz pelada — my nose is peeling
1.4(manzana) peeled(pollo) pluckedalmendras peladas — blanched almonds
2informal(sin dinero)broke informalestoy pelado — I'm skint British informal
- salió pelado del casino — he lost his shirt at the casino
3.1informal(pared/habitación) barelos ladrones les dejaron la casa pelada — the thieves cleaned us/them out
- dejó el hueso pelado — he picked the bone clean
- le sirvieron la chuleta pelada — all he got was just a plain chop, on its own
- cobra el sueldo pelado — she earns a basic salary with no extras or bonuses
3.2informal(cantidad/número) exact(cantidad/número) (before noun) round
3.3Chile informal(trasero/pies) bareno salgas a pie pelado — don't go out barefoot / in your bare feet
masculine and feminine nounFeminine pelada
1Southern Cone(calvo)¿quién es ese pelado? — who's that bald guy? informal
3Mexico(grosero)es un pelado — he's really foulmouthed
masculine nounFeminine pelada
1Spain(corte de pelo)haircut¡vaya pelado te han hecho! — you've been scalped informal
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