In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1su lentitud me desespera — he's so slow, it drives me crazy / to distraction
- me desespera que nunca me haga caso — it's maddening / infuriating / exasperating the way she never takes any notice of me
1to despairto give up hopeno desesperes, ya se arreglarán las cosas — don't despair, everything will be all right
- desesperar de algo — to despair / give up hope of sth
- desesperaban ya de encontrarlos vivos — they were already despairing of / giving up hope of finding them alive
1to become exasperatedse desespera y le grita — she becomes exasperated / gets infuriated and she shouts at him
- se desespera de ver que va tan lento — it exasperates him to see it going so slowly
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