In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of family) desintegración feminine(of empire, company) desmembramiento masculine(of political party) disolución feminine(of talks) fracaso masculinethe breakup of their marriage — su separación / ruptura
- The break-up of London bus workers into separate companies has led to huge differences in the earnings of drivers across the capital.
- In that year, however, the break-up of the USSR implied the break-up of the forces.
2(of physical structure)desintegración feminine
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