In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(recipiente)jarpotcan Chiletin Chile Britishtarro de leche — milk churn
- darle como tarro a algo
- le ha dado como tarro al autito — he's really thrashed the poor car
- levantarse el tarro — to show off
- sonar como tarro — to mess up
2.1Venezuela, Mexico (taza)mug
2.2Mexico (jarra)stein UStankard British
4Spain slang(cabeza)head¿estás mal del tarro? — are you off your head?
- comerle el tarro a algn
5River Plate slang(suerte)lucktiene un tarro bárbaro — he's so lucky
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