In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(daño)sufrir un desperfecto mecánico — to have a mechanical breakdown
- no ha sufrido desperfecto alguno — it hasn't been damaged at all
- esto podría causar desperfectos en el aparato — this could damage the appliance / cause damage to the appliance
- causaron muchos desperfectos en las instalaciones — they caused a lot of damage
2(defecto)flawartículos con pequeños desperfectos — slight seconds
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