In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(disgrace)deshonra femininedeshonor masculineto bring dishonor on / upon sb/sth — traer la deshonra a algn/algo
- It brought such shame and dishonor to the entire family.
- Many others may not have been reported due to fear of dishonour, further humiliation or the high-handed dismissal of complaints.
- The idea that they can even say those words without burning up at the shame of their own dishonour and double standards staggers me.
- Killing them was a way of dealing with the grave dishonour and disgrace that they had visited on his family.
- I am looked upon with disgrace and dishonor because of my past.
- This was his own decision with all the political toll that such a policy of dishonour and strategic nonsense will extract.
- To the pain of defeat, Louis XV added the shame of dishonour.
- I therefore swore that I would never do anything to bring dishonour upon a woman.
- ‘Better be dead and forgotten,’ he concluded dramatically, ‘than living in shame and dishonor!’
- Indeed, if he chooses to stay on as boss despite his previous comments, he will cover himself in dishonour and will never be forgiven by many fans.
- The Kels, who had always welcomed me as one of them, felt I had brought deep dishonor upon their people.
- Perhaps even more important, severe maltreatment could bring shame and dishonour on the neighbourhood.
- She will, above all else, never bring shame or dishonor to her family.
- If they flinch during the act, boys bring shame and dishonor to themselves and their family.
- Still throughout the eighteenth century, even the most liberal commentators did not entirely lift the stigma of dishonor from insolvency.
- Every record I can find seems to think this was unjust, but the monks were intent upon his dishonour, for they blamed him.
- I would never willfully visit dishonor upon our house, but I will not abandon them.
- Secondly, being convicted brought not only shame and dishonour on the accused, but on his wife and children as well.
- I won't name you because I don't want to unfairly bring dishonor to your organization.
- I decided way back at the beginning, back when I was still washing dishes in a barbecue joint in Harlem, that the work I did would never bring dishonour to my father's name.
2(cause of disgrace)deshonra femininedeshonor masculineto be a dishonor to sb/sth — ser una deshonra / un deshonor para algn/algo
1(bring disgrace on)(team/nation/family) deshonrar
2(renege on)(agreement/treaty) no respetar(promise) no cumplir(promise) faltar a(check/letter of credit) devolver(letter of credit/check) no pagar(debt) no pagar
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