In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(material)glassfábrica de vidrio — glassworks
- una botella de vidrio — a glass bottle
2Latin America(objeto)hay que limpiar los vidrios — the windows need cleaning
- tenemos que cambiar uno de los vidrios — we have to replace one of the panes / windowpanes
- me corté con un vidrio — I cut myself on a piece of glass
- hay vidrios rotos en la calle — there are pieces of broken glass in the street
3(de un reloj)crystalglassahí nos vidrios — see you there! informal
- pagar los vidrios rotos — to carry the can
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