In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(angustia)desperationme entra / me viene una desesperación cuando pienso que … — I get a feeling of total desperation / it makes me feel desperate when I think that …
- me vino una desesperación terrible al ver que no llegaba — I got desperate when there was still no sign of him
- lloraba con desesperación — he was weeping bitterly
- lloraba de desesperación — she was crying out of desperation
- en la desesperación rompió la ventana con el puño — in (his) desperation he put his fist through the window
- presa de la desesperación se tiró al agua — seized by desperation she threw herself into the water
2(desesperanza)despairsumida en la más profunda desesperación, optó por quitarse la vida — plunged into deep despair, she decided to take her own life
3(exasperación)¡qué desesperación estos trenes! — these trains drive you mad!
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