In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(acción insensata, cosa absurda)hacer disparates — to do stupid (or silly etc.) things
- decir disparates — to make foolish remarks
- cometió / hizo el disparate de conducir bebido — he was stupid enough to drink and drive
- hizo muchos disparates durante su juventud — he did a lot of silly things / made a lot of foolish mistakes in his youth
- es un disparate casarse tan joven — it's stupid / it's madness / it's absurd to get married so young
- es un disparate que te gastes tanto en ropa — you're crazy spending / it's crazy to spend so much on clothes
- está tan deprimido que temo que haga algún disparate — he's so depressed that I'm afraid he might do something stupid
- su discurso fue una sarta de disparates — his speech was a load of nonsense / drivel / twaddle
2informal(cantidad exagerada)ridiculous amountcrazy amount
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