In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Religiónblessed(pan/agua) holybendito sea el fruto de tu vientre — blessed is the fruit of thy womb
- ¡bendita suerte hemos tenido al no tomar ese tren! — thank God / thank heavens we didn't take that train!
- ¡bendito sea Dios! — (expresando alivio) thank God!
2irónico(maldito)blessed eufemismoblasted coloquialdamned coloquialeste bendito teléfono no para de sonar — this blessed / blasted / damned phone never stops ringing
sustantivo masculino y femenino
1simple soules un bendito (de Dios) — he's a simple soul
- dormir como un bendito — to sleep like a baby
- quedarse como un bendito — to fall fast asleep
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