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(limpio, ordenado)tidysiempre tiene la habitación muy arreglada — she always keeps her room very neat / tidy
1.2(ataviado)smartly turned outwell dressedsmartly dressedsmartva siempre muy arreglada — she's always very smartly turned out
- ¿dónde vas tan arreglada? — where are you going all dressed up like that?
- estar arreglado
- está arreglado si se cree que le voy a prestar el dinero — if he thinks I'm going to lend him the money he's got another think coming / he's in for a nasty shock
- estamos arreglados si ahora perdemos el tren — if we miss the train we're in trouble
- estamos arreglados con esta lavadora — this washing machine is more trouble than it's worth
2Latin America informalSport (partido/resultado) fixed informal(elecciones) fixed informal(elecciones) rigged
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