In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1South America informal(enfermo, fastidiado)está embromada con esa gripe — she's feeling pretty rough / she's pretty bad with that flu informal
- anda muy embromado — he's in a bad way
- está embromado del corazón — he has heart trouble
- quedó muy embromado después que lo dejó su mujer — he was in a very bad way / in a terrible state after his wife left him
- la mala situación económica nos tiene a todos embromados — we're all suffering because of the economic situation
- estaba embromado y no podía seguir — he was in a bad way / done for / done in and couldn't carry on
- tiene un pie embromado — she has a bad foot
- total, el que siempre resulta embromado soy yo — in short, I'm always the one who comes off worst
2.1South America informal(situación) tricky(problema) thorny
2.2Chile informal (fastidioso)(persona) tiresome(persona) irritating
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