In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cualidad)tackiness informalvulgarityla chabacanería de su ropa — the vulgar / gaudy way he dresses
2(acto)contestar así fue una chabacanería — what you said was in very bad taste
- no dice más que chabacanerías — he says one coarse / crude / tasteless thing after another
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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