In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
América del Sur
1(desplazado)out of positionlas vértebras estaban desubicadas — the vertebrae were out of position
- personas políticamente desubicadas — people who are unable to find a place within / who do not fit into the political framework
2(desorientado)confuseddisorienteddisorientated Britanicose encontró solo y desubicado — he felt alone and disoriented / confused
- adolescentes desubicados — directionless teenagers
3(en cuestiones sociales)es tan desubicado — he just doesn't have a clue coloquial
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