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 pared, mesa) clock(de pulsera, bolsillo) watchdar cuerda a un reloj — to wind (up) a clock/watch
- mi reloj (se) adelanta/atrasa — my clock/watch gains/loses
- este reloj se ha parado — this clock has stopped
- funciona / marcha como un reloj — it's going like clockwork
- contra reloj — against the clock
- ser un reloj — to be as regular as clockwork
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