In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
2informal(uso hiperbólico)disasterel partido fue un verdadero desastre — the game was an absolute disaster
- cocinando soy un verdadero desastre — I'm a real disaster / I'm hopeless when it comes to cooking
- como cantante es un desastre — he's a hopeless singer
- tienes la habitación hecha un desastre — your room is a shambles / is a real disaster area / looks as though a bomb has hit it
- siempre va hecha un desastre — she always goes around looking a real mess / sight
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