In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(en caza)preyhacer presa en algo/algn
- el pánico hizo presa en los espectadores — panic seized the spectators
- el fuego hizo presa en las ramas secas — the fire took hold in the dry branches
- presa de algo — seized with sth
- presa del terror, se alejó corriendo — seized with terror, he ran off
2(dique) dam(dique) weir(embalse) reservoir(embalse) lake
3South America(de pollo)piece
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