In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(deshabitado)(casa/pueblo) deserted(pueblo/casa) abandoned
3.1(desatendido, descuidado)el jardín está muy abandonado — the garden is really neglected / overgrown
- nos tienes muy abandonados, ya no nos visitas — you've forgotten / deserted / abandoned us, you never come and see us anymore
- tiene a su familia muy abandonada — he hardly spends any time with / he neglects his family
3.2(dejado, desaliñado)es muy abandonado en el vestir — he dresses very scruffily
- últimamente está muy abandonada — she's really let herself go recently
- no seas abandonado y pon un poco de orden en esta habitación — don't be a slob, straighten up this room a bit
- ¡qué abandonado es! hace años que no va al dentista — he doesn't look after himself, he hasn't been to the dentist for years
- es tan abandonado, todo lo deja para mañana — he's so slack about everything, he's always putting things off
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