In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(menosprecio)disdaincon un gesto de desprecio salió de la habitación — with a disdainful gesture, he left the room
- me miró con desprecio — she gave me a disdainful / scornful look
- sentía un desprecio infinito por él — she felt profound contempt for him
- —no tiene donde caerse muerto —dijo con desprecio — he doesn't have a penny to his name, she said contemptuously / disdainfully / scornfully
2(indiferencia)disregardconducen con total desprecio por la vida de los demás — they drive with complete disregard for the lives of others
- sienten un profundo desprecio por la autoridad — they have a deep-seated contempt for authority
3(desaire)snubslightsi no vas, será interpretado como un desprecio — if you don't go, they'll take it as a snub / slight
- está harto de que le hagan desprecios — he's fed up with being snubbed / slighted
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