In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(romper, deteriorar)to breakla bomba destrozó varios edificios — the bomb destroyed / wrecked several buildings
- no hagas eso que vas a destrozar los zapatos — don't do that, you'll ruin your shoes
2(felicidad/armonía) to destroy(felicidad/armonía) to shatter(corazón) to break(matrimonio) to ruin(matrimonio) to destroyme está destrozando los nervios — she's making me a nervous wreck
- la muerte de su marido la destrozó — she was devastated / shattered by her husband's death
1(romperse)se cayó al suelo y se destrozó — it fell to the ground and smashed
- se me han destrozado los zapatos — my shoes are ruined / have fallen to pieces
2(romperse)(estómago/hígado) to ruinte vas a destrozar los pies usando esos zapatos — you're going to ruin / damage your feet wearing those shoes
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