In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(para fumar)pipefumar (en) pipa — to smoke a pipe
- fumarse a algn en pipa — (engañarlo, timar, estafar) to take sb for a ride
- fumar la pipa de la paz — to smoke the pipe of peace
2(tonel)caskbarrelcomo pipa — plastered informal
3Spain(semilla)pipseedni para pipas
- no tengo ni para pipas — I'm broke
- con ese dinero no le da / llega ni para pipas — that money won't go very far / get him very far
- pasarlo pipa — to have a fantastic / great time
4.1Colombia (de gas)cylinderbottle
4.2Peru, Colombia informal (barriga)belly
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