- los estragos de la guerra the ravages of war causar/hacer estragos [terremoto/inundación] to wreak havoc una enfermedad que sigue causando estragos entre la población infantil an illness which is still devastating the infant population un grupo que causa estragos entre las quinceañeras a group that drives fifteen-year-old girls wild
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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.