In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de un barco) scrapping(de un barco) breaking up(de un avión, coche) scrapping
2España(lugar)wrecker's yard EEUUscrapyard Britanicomi pobre coche ya está para el desguace — my poor car's ready for the breaker's yard / scrapyard
3Venezuela(destrucción)el ejército hizo desguace en las filas enemigas — the army wreaked havoc on the enemy lines
- hicieron desguace con la comida — they polished off (all) the food
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