In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(guitarra/violín) to make … go out of tune
2(nervios) to fraylo único que hizo fue destemplar los ánimos — he only made everyone even more agitated / made things even more fraught
3Latin America(dientes) to set … on edge
1(indisponerse)to become unwellto get a slight feverto get a bit of a temperature British
2(tiempo) to become unpleasant(tiempo) to become unsettled
3Music(instrumento) to go out of tune
4(herramienta) to lose its edge
5Mexico+ me/te/le etc al oír ese ruido se me destemplan los dientes — that noise sets my teeth on edge
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