In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(mesa/habitación) to make … untidy(habitación/mesa) to mess up coloquial(hojas/fichas) to get … out of orderno me vayan a desordenar la casa — don't mess up the house
- los ladrones nos desordenaron toda la casa — the burglars left the house in a terrible mess / in disorder
- le desordenaron las fichas — they mixed up his index cards / got his index cards out of order
1(armario/casa) to get untidy(hojas/fichas) to get out of order
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