In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(shame)vergüenza femininethere's no disgrace in being poor — ser pobre no es ninguna vergüenza
- it's a disgrace — es un escándalo
- his conduct brought disgrace on his family — su conducta trajo la deshonra a la familia
- she was sent upstairs in disgrace — la mandaron arriba castigada
- she spent several years in disgrace — pasó varios años en el oprobio / la ignominia
- On various matters, they helped set the stage for the scandalous behavior of John and other high-fliers now in disgrace.
- Nine months later, he would resign from office in disgrace.
- Within three years of that jibe, a bribery scandal forced him to resign in disgrace.
- A teen who acts out in school or is disrespectful can bring disgrace upon the family.
- She was eventually sent home early in disgrace.
- On the other hand, the defence minister, who had to quit in disgrace, was silently reinducted over protests from opposition and media.
- The family guilty of such an omission would be held in disgrace and contempt pending the intervention of lineage or clan members.
- Ruined, he died in disgrace in Paris in 1900, aged 46.
- The men who had counselled the king in the 1630s were in prison, in exile, or in disgrace.
- He was in disgrace in 1552 and degraded from the Garter, but restored to favour by Mary, whom he served as lord privy seal.
- If this widespread corruption had occurred in any legitimate organization around the world, its CEO would have been ousted long ago, in disgrace.
- But the fugitives were captured at Varennes, and brought back to Paris in disgrace.
- It is usually only when an element of criminal dishonesty is involved that there follows a removal, in disgrace, from Westminster.
- But dismissed in disgrace nearly 10 years ago, he is using his influence and contacts to make a return from exile.
- And If he took your advice and retired in disgrace, who would you nominate as a replacement?
- He failed a drugs test and was sent home in disgrace.
- The Premier league step in and move the guilty club from the top of the league to bottom, and impose a fine of £180,000, prompting the chairman and directors to resign in disgrace.
- Surely she didn't want to end her career in disgrace.
- Congregations across all 15 churches he ran were stunned when a letter was read out simultaneously by officials informing them he had quit his post in disgrace as a result of his affair.
- But a few months later, he was back, contesting the by-election held to find a new member to fill the seat he had vacated in disgrace.
2(sb, sth shameful)vergüenza feminineto be a disgrace ( to sb/sth) — ser una vergüenza ( para algn/algo)
- a national disgrace — una vergüenza nacional
- You are a blight upon the human race and a disgrace to your profession.
- He's a disgrace to the game of football with his acrobatic carryings-on.
- The magazine is a disgrace to our neighborhood, minorities or not, and is insulting to our intelligence. and the design is terrible.
- However, more people than you could ever dream of find you utterly abhorrent and a disgrace to this country.
- If the rumours are true, then it will be twice the size it is now, and that really would be a disgrace to the countryside.
- It is hateful, shameful and a disgrace to all when it is used unintelligently.
- It is not a disgrace to care about what is really happening.
- I have always believed in fair play and in justice; and those sorts of shootings were a disgrace to any civilised community.
- Our media are a disgrace to the hallowed concept of freedom of the press.
- The man is a disgrace to honest lawyers everywhere.
- The verdict and trial were a disgrace to justice.
- The condition of dozens of buildings is also a disgrace to the town.
- Your paper is a disgrace to the profession of journalism.
- Our exclusion is a scandal and a disgrace to the local Council.
- Some of them, and I hasten to emphasise ‘some’ are a disgrace to what ought to be a noble profession.
- It's a disgrace to any concept of fairness, an insult to a horrible past, encouragement to a disgraceful present and in the long run it damages everyone.
- It was considered a disgrace to have a pauper's funeral, hence the need for a community hearse.
- You are a disgrace to the House of Representatives.
- To treat my aunt in this way is a disgrace to her memory.
- ‘You are both a disgrace to your regiments and your country due to your loutish behaviour,’ he said.
1(bring shame on)(person/family/school) deshonrarI disgraced myself by getting drunk — hice un papelón emborrachándome informal
- the dog's just disgraced itself again — el perro ya ha vuelto a hacer de las suyas
- this weather would not disgrace the Bahamas — este clima no tiene nada que envidiarle al de las Bahamas
2(destroy reputation of)(enemy/politician) desacreditar
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