In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(desdichado)(persona) unlucky(suceso) unfortunatesiempre ha sido desafortunado en amores/en el juego — he's always been unlucky in love/at cards
- ha sido un día desafortunado — it's been an unfortunate day
2(desacertado)(actuación/medidas) unfortunateel diestro estuvo desafortunado con la espada — the matador performed poorly with the sword
- su respuesta fue desafortunada — his reply was tactless / unfortunate
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