In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(desorden, desbarajuste)mess¿quién dejó este desparramo de cosas en mi escritorio? — who left all this mess / clutter on my desk?
- estar/dejar/quedar el desparramo
- entraron ladrones y dejaron el desparramo — thieves broke in and left the place in total chaos / in a complete mess
- se dio cuenta de que faltaba dinero y quedó el desparramo — when he realized there was money missing all hell broke loose
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