In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1prickshot informaljab British informalinjectiontiene el brazo lleno de pinchazos — her arm is riddled with needle marks
- me pusieron un pinchazo — they gave me a shot / a jab / an injection
2(en una rueda)flatpuncture
3(dolor agudo)sharp pain
4informal(de droga)fix informal
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