In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(disfrazado, oculto)disguiseduna cicatriz muy bien disimulada — a cleverly disguised scar
- dando muestras de un mal disimulado descontento — showing signs of ill-concealed displeasure
2(discreto)discreetsé más disimulado, nos están mirando — be more discreet, people are looking at us
- no es nada disimulado para mirar — he stares at people so blatantly / openly
masculine and feminine nounFeminine disimulada
1me vio pero se hizo la disimulada — she saw me but she pretended she hadn't
- no te hagas el disimulado, sabes muy bien a qué me refiero — don't act dumb / play the innocent with me, you know perfectly well what I'm talking about
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