In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1derogatory(prostituta)prostitutewhore informal derogatoryhooker informalir de putas — to go whoring informal
- hijo (de) puta — son of a bitch
- hace un frío de la gran puta — it's bloody cold!
- venía de un humor de la gran puta — he was in a foul mood
- por lo que las putas pudiese — just in case
2(uso expletivo)¡la puta! — damn! informal
- mira que son lentos ¡la puta! — they're so damned slow!
- nos/les fue como las putas — we/they had a really lousy time
- nos/les fue de putas — we/they had an amazing time
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