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(party/evening) echar a perder(evening/party) estropear(evening/party) arruinarthese buildings have spoiled the town/coastline — estos edificios han afeado la ciudad/la costa
- I don't want to spoil your fun but … — no les quiero aguar la fiesta pero …
- the incident spoiled her chances of promotion — el incidente dio al traste con sus perspectivas de ascenso
- it will spoil your appetite — te quitará el apetito
- that will spoil your appetite for dinner — si comes eso, luego no vas a tener ganas de cenar
- It's time for the local variety show, but when a dead body turns up, the festivities are spoiled.
- Finally, at half past seven the guests agreed it was a pity to spoil a good dinner and seated themselves to a delicious meal.
- Theater owners like to throw up their hands and blame the shortcomings of the patrons and films, but they're not acknowledging their role in spoiling a once-magical experience.
- To say too much would be to spoil the occasion, but there are twists, turns and horrific blood curdling scenes of carnage.
- I don't want to get into too many details here, lest I spoil the experience for you.
- In addition, the production proves a good 55 minutes too long, which spoils an otherwise excellent evening.
- I have been at enough shows spoiled by drunken fools trying to steal the spotlight for 5 minutes of fame, but the volunteers were well-behaved, funny, and added to the momentum of the show.
1.2(invalidate)anularspoiled /spoilt papers — papeletas nulas
- Even during the now-pivotal 2000 election, when Rage was so tight their voice actually could have made a difference, the band spoiled their ballot.
2(overindulge)(child) consentir(child) malcriar(child) mimar demasiadogo on, spoil yourself — vamos, date un gusto
- there was so much to do that we were spoiled for choice — había tantas cosas para hacer que no sabíamos qué elegir
1(meal/food) echarse a perder(food/meal) estropearse
2informal(be eager)to be spoiling for sth — estar / andar buscando algo
- he's spoiling for trouble/a fight — anda buscando camorra/pelea
1botín masculinethe division of the spoil(s) — el reparto del botín
- the spoils of war — el botín / el trofeo de guerra
- the spoils of office — las prebendas del puesto
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