In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(menospreciar)(persona) to look down onla despreciaban por su humilde origen — people looked down on her because of her humble background
- lo desprecio profundamente — I despise him
2(rechazar)(oferta/ayuda) to spurn literario(oferta/ayuda) to rejectle despreció el regalo — he spurned her gift
- es un trabajo que todos desprecian — it's a job which everyone feels is beneath them
3(ser indiferente a)(muerte/peligro) to disregard(muerte/peligro) to scorn literario
4(no tener en cuenta)(consejo/posibilidad) to disregard(posibilidad/consejo) to discount
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