In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(estropear)to ruinto spoil
1.1informal (hacerse daño)to hurt oneselfto do oneself an injury informalno te subas ahí que te vas a desgraciar — don't climb up there, you'll break your neck informal
1.2dated (malograrse)se le desgració el niño — she lost her baby euphemistic
1.3informal(pelo) to ruinte has desgraciado la cara — you've made a real mess of your face informal
2River Plate euphemistic(hacerse encima)to have an accident euphemistic
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