In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de aves)feather(usada antiguamente para escribir) quill(como adorno) plume(como adorno) feathermudar la pluma — to molt
- almohada de pluma(s) — feather pillow
- pesar menos que una pluma — to be as light as a feather
- se le ve/veía la pluma — he is/was gay
- ser ligero / (esp Latin America) liviano como una pluma — to be as light as a feather
- ser / tener pluma — to be gay
2.1(para escribir)pena vuela pluma
- son solo unas ideas anotadas a vuela pluma — they're just a few ideas I scribbled / jotted down
- dejar correr la pluma — to let one's pen run on
2.2(actividad literaria)writingvivir de la pluma — to live by the pen literary
3.1(de una grúa)jib
3.3(de un limpiaparabrisas)blade
4Mexico, Colombia(grifo)faucet UStap British
5Bolivia informal(prostituta)tart informal
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