In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(en el aseo personal)slovenlinessmira el aspecto que tienes ¡qué dejadez! — just look at you, you look really slovenly / you're a real mess!
- engordó por pura dejadez — he let himself go and put on weight
2(en una tarea, un trabajo)lazinessslacknessla oportunidad se le fue de las manos por pura dejadez — he lost the chance because he just couldn't be bothered / out of sheer laziness
3(falta de fuerzas, ánimo)lethargysluggishness
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