In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de insectos, ratas)plagueuna plaga de langostas — a plague of locusts
- las ardillas son consideradas una plaga — squirrels are considered to be a pest
- trajeron a sus hijos, que eran una plaga — they brought along their horde of children
2(calamidad, azote)plaguelas siete plagas de Egipto — the seven plagues of Egypt
- la plaga del turismo — the menace / scourge of tourism
- la plaga de la urbanización descontrolada — the scourge / disaster of uncontrolled urban development
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