In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(descompuesto)rottenhuele a / (Latin America) hay olor a podrido — there's a smell of something rotting / rotten
1.2(corrompido)rottencorruptla organización está podrida por dentro — the organization is rotten inside
- estar podrido de dinero / (Latin America) estar podrido en plata/oro — to be stinking / filthy rich
2.1(harto)fed up coloquialme tienen podrida — I'm fed up with them
- estar podrido de algo/algn — to be fed up with sth/sb
- estoy podrido de hacer todos los días lo mismo — I'm sick and tired of / I'm fed up with doing the same thing every day
2.2informal (aburrido)fed up coloquial
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