In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(animal)bullagarrar al toro por las astas (Latin America) / (Spain) coger el toro por los cuernos / (Colombia, Venezuela) agarrar / coger al toro por los cachos — to take the bull by the horns
- fuerte como un toro — as strong as an ox
- ver los toros desde la barrera — to watch from the sidelines
2los toros(el espectáculo)bullfightingnunca he ido a los toros — I've never been to a bullfight
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