In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Religiónsinarrepentirse/confesarse de los pecados — to repent (of)/confess one's sins
- está en pecado — he is in a state of sin
- ¿y quién te contó eso? — se dice el pecado, pero no el pecador — and who told you that? — I'm not naming names
- de mis pecados — wretched
- este coche de mis pecados — this wretched / damned car of mine
- Inés de mis pecados, a ver si no preguntas tanto — for goodness' sake Inés, don't ask so many questions
2(lástima)crimesines un pecado tirar toda esta comida — it's a crime / sin to throw away all this food
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