So, you get to the end of the day and it has been a hard one. You needed to attend (not “assist” as many Spanish people like to use) a lot of meetings and you had to speak to lots of people and write a lot of complex reports. You feel “destrozada/o” but you need to say this in English so this is what most Spanish people say: “I am destroyed”. This would be fantastic if it was correct but it is another example of Spanglish. The correct way to say “estoy destrozada/o” is “I am exhausted” or “I am shattered” (muy ingles).
If you want to use the word “destroyed” in English then you need to use it in a context where “something is physically broken into pieces and cannot be rebuilt”. For example: “The boat was destroyed by the torpedo”.
Hope that helps.
Soy el director de Daniel Smith + Partners. Tengo más de 10 años de experiencia enseñando inglés a españoles.