In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(actitud/persona) brazen(persona/actitud) shamelessel muy descarado, pedirme dinero así — what (a) nerve he has, asking me for money like that
- las elecciones fueron un fraude descarado — the elections were a blatant fraud / were clearly rigged
2si tuviese dinero, descarado que me iría a vivir sola — you can bet your life if I had the money, I'd go off and live alone informal
- lo hizo adrede, descarado — she did it on purpose, you can be sure of it / you can bet your life on it
masculine and feminine noun
1no contestes así a tu madre ¡descarado! — don't talk back to your mother like that, you rude little boy
- ese chico es un descarado — that boy has a lot of nerve
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