In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tacto, cuidado)tactcaretenemos que andarnos con tiento — we have to tread carefully / be tactful
3Spain(para probar)touchfeeldarle un tiento a algo — to taste
4Spain informal(toqueteo)grope informalfeeling up US informaltouching up British informalel tío me metió/dio un tiento — the guy felt me up / touched me up / groped me informal
5.1Southern Cone (tira de cuero)leather thong
5.2Mexico Ridingtetherestá/estaba con la vida en un tiento — his life is/was in great danger
6tientos masculine plural(cante andaluz)Flamenco song/dance
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