In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(negligente)carelesses muy descuidado al escribir — he writes very carelessly / sloppily
- es muy descuidado, yo que tú no se lo prestaría — he's very careless with things, if I were you I wouldn't lend him it
- es muy descuidada en su forma de vestir — she's very sloppy about / slapdash about / slovenly in the way she dresses
2(desatendido)neglectedel jardín está muy descuidado — the garden is very neglected / overgrown
- tiene la casa muy descuidada — he hasn't been looking after the house
- al hijo lo tienen muy descuidado — they neglect their son terribly
- los edificios son impresionantes, es una pena que estén tan descuidados — the buildings are impressive, it's just a shame that they're so neglected / run-down
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