In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1plantado de algo — planted with sth
- un campo plantado de maíz — a field planted with corn
- bien plantado — handsome
- un chico bien plantado — a fine-looking young man
- dejar plantado a algn
- esperé dos horas, pero me dejó plantado — I waited for two hours but she stood me up / but she never showed up
- prometió ayudarnos pero nos dejó plantados — he promised to help us but he let us down
- lo dejó plantado poco después del compromiso — she ditched / dumped him soon after the engagement
- me dejó plantada y corrió a saludarla — he left me standing there (like a lemon) and ran over to say hello to her
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