In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1desdecir de algo
- la poesía de ese período desdice del resto de su obra — the poetry she wrote during this period doesn't measure up to / come up to the standard of the rest of her work
- esta actitud desdice de su educación liberal — this attitude belies his liberal education
- ese calzado desdice de tan elegante vestido — those shoes don't do justice to such a smart dress
1lo prometió pero luego se desdijo — he made a promise but then later went back on it / went back on his word
- no te desdigas ahora de lo que afirmaste ayer — you can't take back / retract now what you said yesterday
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