In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fórmula verbal)greetingdirigió un cálido saludo a la concurrencia — he greeted the audience warmly
- saludos a tu hermana — give my regards to your sister
- te mandan / envían saludos — they send (you) their regards / best wishes
- ya ni me dirige el saludo — he doesn't speak to me anymore
- (en correspondencia) reciba un saludo cordial de — with best wishes
- (en correspondencia) saludos — best wishes
- dejar a algn con el saludo en la boca — to cut sb dead
- retirarle / quitarle el saludo a algn — to stop speaking to sb
2(gesto)waveal pasar le hice un saludo con la mano — I gave him a wave / I waved to him as I went past
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