In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(jardín/negocio) to neglectno descuides esa herida — be careful with / look after that cut
1descuide, yo me ocuparé de eso — don't worry, I'll see to that
- asegúrate de que no falta ninguno — descuida — make sure none of them is missing — don't worry, I will
1(no prestar atención, distraerse)en los últimos minutos la defensa empezó a descuidarse — in the final minutes the defense began to lose concentration / the defense's concentration began to waver
- se descuidó un momento y el perro se le escapó — his attention strayed for a moment and the dog ran off
- si te descuidas, te quitarán hasta la camisa — if you don't watch out, they'll have the shirt off your back
- como te descuides, te van a quitar el puesto — if you don't look out, they'll take your job from you
- si me descuido me dejan allí encerrado — if I hadn't been on my guard / careful they'd have left me locked in there
2(en el aspecto físico)to neglect one's appearancese ha descuidado mucho desde que se casó — she's really neglected her appearance since she got married
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