In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(vestido/papel) to tear(vestido/papel) to ripel clavo le desgarró el vestido — she tore / ripped her dress on the nail
- desgarró el sobre con impaciencia — he tore open the envelope impatiently
2(destrozar anímicamente)(corazón) to breakel llanto de esa criatura me desgarraba el alma — it broke my heart / it was heartrending to hear that poor creature crying like that
1(camisa/vestido) to tear(vestido/camisa) to rip
2(parturienta/perineo) to tearse desgarró un músculo — he tore a muscle
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