In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Anatomyveininyectar en vena — to inject into a vein
- abrirse / cortarse las venas — to slash / cut one's wrists
3(de madera) grain(de piedra) vein(de piedra) stripe
4.1(disposición)en vena poética — in a poetic vein
- darle la vena a algn
- le dio la vena y dejó el trabajo — she upped and left her job on an impulse
- cuando le da la vena se pone a pintar — when the mood takes him he starts painting
- estar en vena — to be in the mood
- si no está en vena es incapaz de escribir una línea — if she's not in the mood she can't write a single line
- tener vena de algo — to have the makings of sth
- tiene vena de músico/profesor — he has the makings of a musician/teacher
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