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    Hola. ¿Cómo se traduce "wreck" en la frase siguiente?: The land is impoverished, the fences broken down, the gates gone, the barns going to wreck and ruin.
    Gracias por la ayuda.

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    I think "going to wreck and ruin" here is a phrase that could be translated as "destrozados" or "deteriorados".

    It gives the idea of something decaying, something falling apart, etc.

    Hope it helps!

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    Is not very common to use "wreck" regarding Wealth, it's a more common term regarding vehicles accidentally broken. i think in this phrase you can translate it as "Quiebra".

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    Default Re: going to wreck and ruin

    Metaphorically, wreck is used in various ways to indicate a condition of disorder, failure, emotional turmoil, financial bankruptcy, etc..

    Wreck and ruin is an old phrase that means complete failure, often in a financial sense, but also in a general sense. In the sentence "... the barns going to wreck and ruin." it means the barns are almost in a state of complete deterioration.
    vicente

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    Great explanation vicente. Very thorough.

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