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 vil)lo que nos han hecho es una infamia — they have done us a terrible wrong
- fue una infamia que lo despidieran por eso — it was disgraceful / despicable of them / it was a disgrace to fire him like that
2informal(uso hiperbólico)sacrilege humoroushacer sangría con este vino tan caro es una infamia — it's sacrilege / it's a crime to make sangria with such an expensive wine
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