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(break)(window/plate) hacer añicos(window/plate) hacer pedazosthe stone shattered the glass — la piedra dejó el cristal hecho añicos
- she shattered four world records — echó abajo cuatro récords mundiales
- It shattered suddenly, cracking into thousands of millions of small pieces.
- Her heart felt as if it was hanging onto a single strand of thread, able to break off and shatter into pieces any moment.
- Glasses and bottles were shattering throughout the room, exploding on the walls and cutting everyone in range.
- I broke them, shattering the pieces, cutting my hand with the glass.
- The damage was so extensive the front door was shattered and has had to be replaced.
- The contents break, shatter, explode, leak and escape, usually in the way most damning of the innocent drudge attempting to sort them.
- It was safety glass so it shattered but didn't break.
- Scarlet felt her heart break in two and shatter into pieces.
- If she touched her, she was worried the child might break, shatter into a million pieces at the shock of the touch in her personal space.
- The plate soared through the air, slicing the twilight, before a bullet made contact with it, shattering the porcelain dish in midair.
- Out of nowhere, the glass from the windows shatter and the front door is broken.
- A crack appears and soon the bottle shatters into many pieces.
- With a stealthy leap, Percival broke through the window, shattering pieces of glass over the floor in front of the window, and on the roof right outside it.
- Then he passed out, dropping the piece of glass, which shattered into a thousand pieces.
- The glass top shattered in a million pieces flying across the room like shrapnel.
- I brought my foot down with full force on the glass and heard it shatter into millions of pieces.
- I flung it through the window causing it to shatter into countless pieces.
- It hurt too much; I couldn't trust them not to shatter the already broken pieces of my heart.
- The blow shattered yet another piece in the fencing as the human went flying backwards into it.
- Her mirror that hung on the door was broken - shattered into hundreds of pieces as if fell to the ground.
1.2(destroy)(nerves/health) destrozar(confidence/hopes) destruir(confidence/hopes) echar por tierra(silence/calm) romper
- Their lives have been shattered by the devastating effects of the recent cyclones.
- Thousands of working class people had their confidence and hopes shattered by the despised old grammar school system.
- He admitted, however, that the latest blast shattered the peace enjoyed by the local people since the December peace deal.
- But the damage was permanent and his military career was shattered, along with his spinal column.
- But the sombre peace is shattered when a bomb blast is heard shuddering in the distance and the spooks must answer the call of duty.
- Early losses can end a team's season, wreck its confidence, shatter its psyche.
- My aunt together with the other elderly and frail residents have had their feelings of security and confidence shattered by these proposals.
- People's attitudes do not remain static during an enormous economic crisis that is shattering their lives.
- The crisis threatens to shatter the opposition party's bid to retain its status as the majority party in the parliamentary elections.
- Poor fisher folk were the worst hit, their boats damaged, their houses destroyed and their lives shattered.
- An individual may need a crisis to shatter his ego and thereby overwhelm the yetzer hara.
- A woman who claimed that her confidence was shattered while working as a dental practice manager has had her case thrown out by an employment tribunal.
- The gym hall was strewn with sobbing lassies, their lives ruined, their confidence shattered by human error.
- A fire a few months after opening your own pub pretty much shatters your confidence.
- At the outset, dishonesty in individuals may shatter the sense of loyalty, honesty and responsibility and destroy the foundation of social justice.
- The whole ordeal has just shattered my confidence and I'm always left worrying what people think of me when they see the scars.
- Others are probably wondering why I'm going on about my life being shattered and ruined.
- We must destroy before they shatter our being with their ignorance.
- This shattered the public's confidence in the railway system.
- We are not discussing social options, but trying to build a country that has been destroyed and a state that has been shattered.
2.1(shock)she was shattered by the news — la noticia la dejó destrozada
2.2British informal (exhaust)that walk has shattered me — la caminata me ha dejado de cama América Latina coloquial
- I arrived home feeling completely shattered — llegué a casa hecho polvo / muerto de cansancio
1(window/glass) hacerse añicos(glass/window) hacerse pedazosthe cup shattered as it hit the ground — la taza se hizo añicos al caer al suelo
- the windscreen shattered into a thousand pieces — el parabrisas estalló / se astilló en mil pedazos
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