In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Meteorologyclearamaneció despejado — the day dawned clear
- buen tiempo con cielos despejados — good weather with cloudless / clear skies
2(despierto, lúcido)fue una buena borrachera, pero ya está despejado — he was pretty drunk but he's sobered up now
- es muy temprano y todavía no estoy despejado — it's too early, I'm not properly awake yet
- se sentía descansado y con la mente despejada — he felt rested and clearheaded
3(libre, vacío)(carretera/camino) clearqueda mejor con la frente despejada — he looks better with the hair off his forehead
- el comedor queda mucho más despejado sin el piano — the dining room feels much roomier / more spacious / more uncluttered without the piano
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