In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1literary(aflicción, dolor)le causó penas y quebrantos — it caused him pain and suffering / pain and great sadness
- el poema refleja este quebranto — the poem reflects this pain / suffering
2literary(debilitación, daño)el quebranto de sus esperanzas — the shattering of his hopes
- ha sufrido repetidos quebrantos de salud — she has suffered a series of problems with her health
3Venezuela informal(fiebre)mild feverslight feverslight temperature British
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