In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(estropear)to ruinto spoil
1.1informal (hacerse daño)to hurt oneselfto do oneself an injury coloquialno te subas ahí que te vas a desgraciar — don't climb up there, you'll break your neck coloquial
1.2dated (malograrse)se le desgració el niño — she lost her baby eufemismo
1.3informal(pelo) to ruinte has desgraciado la cara — you've made a real mess of your face coloquial
2Río de la Plata eufemismo(hacerse encima)to have an accident eufemismo
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