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
- Mrs. Reed is a rich, pretentious and condescending woman, and her children are terribly spoiled, cruel and rude.
- They are spoiled rotten rich brats led by an attorney's son.
- Others chided her for spoiling him and she even tried to wean him off but could not bear to see his drawn face.
- She was sweet and sensitive, but also spoiled, and could be bold.
- Simon Vincent plays the Birlings' alcoholic dandy of a son and perfectly exposes the irony present when a parent accuses their child of being spoilt.
- Wickham paints a dreadful picture of Darcy as a selfish and spoiled child who grew into a heartless and unjust man.
- The boys are the spoiled children of rich, influential families.
- Ector serves as the Daddy, although not one who has spoiled his adopted son.
- When an actor who looks like he or she is still in middle school behaves like a spoiled, insolent brat, it's nothing but par for the course.
- The Children's Hour is about a spoiled brat at a boarding school who can't get her way and accuses two of the teachers of having a lesbian affair.
- She is beautiful, popular, spoiled, and having a great time spending her father's money.
- As for families, children are spoiled and unfit for any labor, too soft to hold up to any pain, while the parents neglect everything but making money and do not care about excellence at all.
- Both husband and wife turn to Hunt for help, each implying that the other is mentally unbalanced, terrorizing or spoiling their only child, the five year old Alec.
- Though he is faster to commit to Lola, he is selfish and spoiled.
- And I was so spoiled that I had a very, let's say, ‘heavenly’ idea of the world.
- She spoiled her son all his life, and always believed that her family was better than Lindo's because they were richer.
- Another reason I could write that book was being an only child for so long, and spoiled, I never have believed that there could be consequences to my actions.
- Although beautiful, she is quick-tempered and spoiled.
- Until then I had been a very spoiled child by my mother, my grandpa and my maternal family which was kind of a biblical family.
- Though she was born a rich and spoiled girl, she ends up relatively poor and meek.
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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