In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(grupo)llegó una nueva tanda de excursionistas — a new group / party of tourists arrived
- la nueva tanda de alumnos — the new intake of pupils
- tuvimos que comer en dos tandas — we had to eat in two sittings
- el mantel lo lavo en la próxima tanda — I'll wash the tablecloth with the next load
- cada dos minutos hay una tanda de avisos — every couple of minutes there's another lot / bunch of commercials
- los horneamos en dos tandas — we baked them in two batches
- lo que se merece es una buena tanda de azotes — he deserves a good thrashing
2Spain(turno)turn¿me da tanda? — who's last in the line? US
3.1Central America, Mexico informal (terreno)cactus plot
3.2Central America, Mexico informal (función)performanceshowingperformance
4Colombia, Mexico(ronda)round (of drinks)
5Chile informal(broma)es muy bueno para la tanda — he's a good laugh
- dar tanda — to joke around
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