In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1shoezapatos bajos / planos / (Mexico) de piso — low-heeled / flat shoes
- zapatos de tacón — high heels
- zapatos de taco alto — high heels
- como un chico/niño con zapatos nuevos — like a child with a new toy
- sacarse los zapatos — (para algo malo) to go too far
- cada uno sabe dónde le aprieta el zapato — each person knows where his own problems lie
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