In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pobreza)povertydestitutionvivir sumido en la más absoluta miseria — to live in abject poverty
2(cantidad insignificante)gana una miseria — she earns a pittance
- mira la miseria que me diste — look at the miserable / paltry / measly amount you gave me
3(desgracia)misfortunelas miserias de la guerra — the miseries of war
- estar/quedar a la miseria
- el auto quedó a la miseria — the car was a write-off
- está a la miseria — he's in a very bad way / in a terrible state
- llorar miseria(s) — to complain about not having any money
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