Translation of sambenito in English:

sambenito

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[familiar/colloquial]
  • le echaron el sambenito they put the blame on him intentan deshacerse del sambenito de país tercermundista they are trying to rid themselves of the label o/or image of a third-world country me colgaron or pusieron el sambenito de timador they branded o/or labeled me a con man

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The variety of catalán spoken in the Balearic Islands is called mallorquín. Some people regard it as a separate language from Catalan, which enjoys official status, but it is not officially recognized as such.