In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1forgetfulabsent-mindedtendrás que recordárselo, es muy despistado — you'll have to remind him, he's very absent-minded / forgetful / he tends to forget things
- soy muy despistado para los nombres — I never remember names
1.2estaba / iba despistado y me pasé de la parada — I was miles away / I was daydreaming and I missed my stop informal
2(desorientado, confuso)bewilderedlostcon tantos cambios estoy despistado — I'm bewildered by / I'm all at sea with all these changes
- todavía anda un poco despistado — he hasn't quite found his feet yet
masculine and feminine noun
1scatterbrain informales un despistado — he's very absent-minded / forgetful
- no te hagas la despistada — don't act as if you don't know what I'm talking about
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