THE FAMOUS "FREGONA" IN ENGLISH?
When I first came to Spain, I didn't know much about the great Spanish invention: "the fregona". Since that moment I had some discussions with a wide variety of student about the famous "fregona".
From these conversations, I discovered what the "fregona" was! I had no idea that it was a Spanish invention!
I think the reason we don't talk about the "fregona" so much in the UK is that most houses have carpet so a "fregona" is not so useful in the UK! The best translation that I can think of, in this case, is "a bucket and mop".
Hope that helps!
Soy el director de Daniel Smith + Partners. Tengo más de 10 años de experiencia enseñando inglés a españoles.