In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1desperateuna maniobra desesperada — a desperate move
- en un intento desesperado por salvarse — in a desperate attempt to save himself
- está desesperado porque no sabe cómo lo va a pagar — he's desperate / frantic because he doesn't know how he's going to pay
- está desesperado por verte — he's dying to see you
- desesperado, llegó a pensar en el suicidio — he was / felt so desperate that he even contemplated suicide
- miraba desesperado cómo las llamas consumían el edificio — he looked on in desperation as the flames consumed the building
- estaba desesperado de dolor — he was in excruciating pain
- a la desesperada — in desperation
masculine and feminine nounFeminine desesperada
1come como un desesperado — he eats as if he were half-starved informal
- corrió como un desesperado — he ran as if his life depended on it
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