In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1paintingpaintingpintura abstracta — abstract painting
- pintura a la acuarela — watercolour painting
- pintura al óleo — oil painting
- no poder ver algo/a algn ni en pintura
- no puedo verlo ni en pintura — I can't stand the sight of him
- no puede ver el queso ni en pintura — she can't stand / bear cheese
2(material)paintel techo necesita una mano de pintura — the ceiling could do with a coat of paint
4pinturas feminine plural
Mexico(lápices de colores)crayons
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