In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1spiderweb USspider's web Britishla mosca quedó atrapada en la telaraña — the fly got trapped in the spiderweb / spider's web
- el cuarto estaba lleno de telarañas — the room was full of cobwebs
- mirar las telarañas — to have one's head in the clouds
- sacudirse las telarañas — to blow the cobwebs away
- tener telarañas en los ojos — to be blind
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