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 un ser vivo)deathmuerte natural/repentina — natural/sudden death
- el veneno le produjo la muerte instantánea — the poison killed him instantly
- 200 personas encontraron la muerte en el incendio — 200 people met their death in the fire
- condenado a muerte — sentenced to death
- amenaza de muerte — death threat
- hasta que la muerte nos separe — till death us do part
- a la muerte de su padre heredó una fortuna — she inherited a fortune on her father's death / when her father died
- herido de muerte — fatally wounded
- me dio un susto de muerte — she scared the living daylights out of me
- luchó / se debatió varios días con la muerte — he was at death's door / fighting for his life for several days
- odiar a muerte — to detest
- cada muerte de obispo — once in a blue moon
- de mala muerte — grotty
- es un pueblo de mala muerte — it's a really grotty place
- ser de muerte lenta — to be fantastic
- ser la muerte — (ser atroz) to be hell / murder
- meterse de profesor es la muerte en vida — it's murder going into teaching
- se cree/te crees la muerte — he thinks he's/you think you're the bee's knees / the cat's whiskers
2(homicidio)lo acusan de la muerte de tres personas — he is accused of killing three people / of causing the deaths of three people
- dar muerte a algn — to kill sb
3(fin)deathla muerte de una civilización — the death / demise of a civilization
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