In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(falta de fortaleza física)el estado de debilidad en que se encuentra nos impide operarla — her debility means that we are unable to operate formal
- me canso mucho, y siento una debilidad muy grande — I get very tired and feel very debilitated / terribly weak
2(de carácter)todos se aprovechan de su debilidad — everyone takes advantage of his feeble nature / his weak character
3(inclinación excesiva)weaknesstodos tenemos nuestras pequeñas debilidades — we all have our little weaknesses
- el hijo pequeño es su debilidad — he has a soft spot for his youngest son
- siente / tiene debilidad por el chocolate — she has a weakness for chocolate
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