In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1literary, humorous(afflicted)to be smitten with the plague — sufrir el azote de la peste
- to be smitten with remorse — estar afligido por el remordimiento
- she was smitten with fear/shame — sintió / le dio mucho miedo/mucha vergüenza
- smitten with the flu — aquejado de gripe
2(keen)we are quite smitten with the idea — estamos muy entusiasmados con la idea
- it seems she's really smitten with him — parece que está verdaderamente loca por él
- he's definitely smitten this time — esta vez sí que está locamente enamorado
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