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 un tornillo, una tuerca)threadtapón de rosca — screw top
- pasarse de rosca
- el tornillo se ha pasado de rosca — the screw isn't biting
- te has pasado de rosca — you've gone over the top
2(bollo) type of doughnut(baked in a ring shape) (pan) bread rollhacerle la rosca a algn — to butter sb up informal
- hacerse una rosca — to curl up into a ball
- no me como/no se come una rosca — I never get/he never gets anywhere with women
3Bolivia, Colombia(círculo, grupo)cliquesetes imposible conseguir un trabajo sin conocer a alguien en la rosca — it's impossible to get a job unless you know the right people
4Chile informal(riña, pelea)fighttuvo una rosca con el marido — she had a fight / row with her husband informal
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