In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(irregular)unevendisparate formalsu rendimiento ha sido muy dispar — their performance has been very inconsistent / patchy / uneven
- el trato que reciben es muy dispar — the treatment they receive is very variable / varies a great deal
2(diferente)differentdisparate formalse han aplicado criterios muy dispares — very different / very disparate criteria have been applied
- el cliente puede elegir entre artículos muy dispares — the customer can choose from a diverse range of products / from many different products
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