In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(a sucio, podrido, olor)stink informalabre la ventana, en esta habitación hay un tufo horrible — open the window, it smells really stuffy in this room
- ¡qué tufo echan tus zapatos! — your shoes really stink
- llegó con un tufo a vino tremendo — he arrived reeking of wine
2(gas, humo)fumesel tufillo de corrupción — the stink of corruption
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