In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de tacaño, cualidad)meannessstinginess informaluna persona de una mezquindad asombrosa — an incredibly nasty person
2(acción egoísta)mean thing to do
3(cantidad insignificante)¡qué mezquindad de sueldo te pagan! — what paltry wages / what a pittance they pay you!
- esta ración es una mezquindad — this is a really mean / stingy portion
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