In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to estrange sb from sb/sth — alejar / distanciar a algn de algn/algo
- she is estranged from her husband — vive / está separada de su marido
- As a result, she can understand neither herself nor others, and this estranges her from her husband, her son, her American relatives, and finally, from Isabel.
- I thought that this was going to estrange my daughter and myself for a very long time.
- It's obvious that bad character traits such as anger, jealousy, and pride estrange a person from others.
- The songs are a little more raw this time around, though not drastically enough to estrange long-time fans.
- A consequence of his broken marriage was the apparent attempt by his ex-wife to estrange his son from him, hence his over-indulgence of Carl's gambling habits.
- Their relations ultimately further estrange him from his Jewish wife.
- His language deliberately estranges the modern reader from the customary historical accounts of the past, exposing a revisionist view of America.
2estranged past participlehis estranged wife — su mujer, de quien está separado
- they're estranged now — ahora están separados
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