In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(in string, tie, hair)nudo masculinoto tie/untie a knot — hacer/deshacer un nudo
- to put / tie a knot in one's handkerchief — hacer un nudo en el pañuelo — para no olvidarse de algo
- pull the knot tight — aprieta bien el nudo
- I can't get the knots out of my hair — no logro desenredarme el pelo
- the marriage knot — el lazo / vínculo matrimonial
- I had a knot in my stomach — tenía un nudo en el estómago
- to tie sb up in knots — enredar / liar a algn
- to tie the knot — (get married) casarse
- when are you tying the knot? — ¿para cuándo es el casorio?
- Her fingers trembled, making it even harder to untie the knot.
- I pulled her hair behind her and gently began to pull the comb through the knots in her hair.
- She dragged the brush through her daughter's long hair, untangling knots as she went.
- Jodi began to pull at the remaining knots in the rope that tied her other hand.
- We both winced as she hit a knot in Carla's hair and Carla squeaked.
- She nearly yanked a handful of her hair out while trying to get the brush through a rather large tangle of knots.
- She twisted her long hair into a knot at the base of her neck and began to pin it into place.
- These are the names of particular kinds of rope knots.
- The construction of fishing nets is similar to that of recent years and it is only necessary to master the use of only two knots: the clove-hitch and the sheet-bend.
- She stood behind Freya, and brushed carefully through her dark hair, gently easing out the tangles and knots.
- Marguerite winced as the serving girl yanked a brush through her hair, catching it on the wet tangles and knots.
- Why are kids up and down the country dumping their computer games in favour of tying knots in colourful plastic strings?
- He tightened the knot on his tie and brushed an imagined piece of lint off his uniform jacket.
- It is a good idea to tie knots in the rope or cloth about 1 ft. apart, this will provide a more secure climbing surface.
- Now pass the end of the line though the loop and slowly tighten the knot.
- Immediately, he began to undo the knots of the rope by which she was bound.
- He flinched each time she tugged a knot out of his hair, but hardly dared to protest.
- Tie a double knot at each end of the 1/4 " wide ribbon.
- It took me half an hour to brush the wet knots out of my hair.
- Her hair was tangled in knots, she was pale, and her eyes were bloodshot.
- The knots in the rope will work themselves out in time.
- I smiled faintly and got off of the bed, shrinking away from him and pulling my hand through the knots in my hair.
- Rebecca came and stood behind him watching with great pleasure as he mastered the perfect knot.
- For attaching your leader to fly line, my advice is use the simple nail knot.
- She dried off the excess water from her hair and ran her fingers through it, trying to get the small knots out.
- It is impossible to knit from a skein without getting the wool in a knot.
- I washed my face and hands and braided my hair in a tight knot at the nape of my neck.
- Sighing, I grabbed a comb and began untangling the knots in my black hair.
- Robert almost lost his life in 1982 when he fell 15 metres because the knot in a rope released while he was rappeling.
- I gritted my teeth as I carefully untied the knot in the ribbon.
- Reaching for a silver comb, Luke sighed once more and started pulling the knots out of his hair.
- It is simple enough to tie a knot in a piece of string.
- His brown hair was an unruly mass of tangles and knots.
- The comb is specially designed to cut through knots and tangles and much less time is spent in brushing and combing your Shih Tzu.
- My eyes are red and puffy, my skin is pale, and my hair is matted and full of knots.
- Her hair, once strawberry blonde was now tied into a neat gray knot at the nape of her neck.
- Her hair was twisted in an elaborate knot at the back of her head.
- She spied the knot in the rope that bound her ankles and immediately set to undoing it.
- Old English Sheepdogs are hard to take care of, especially because they need a lot of exercise and major grooming to keep knots out of their hair.
- She'd already gotten two of the knots undone, and she was sure it was just a matter of time before she was free.
- She pulled on the brush, trying to get a particularly difficult knot out.
- This braid is a lot more difficult to accomplish if your hair has tangles or knots.
- She set the parcel on the bed, kneeling on the floor as she untied the double knot.
- Having owned boats for years, he's great at tying knots.
- To construct Pieranski's knot, you fold a circular loop of rope and tie two multiple overhand knots in it.
1.2(in muscles)nódulo masculino
- The masseuses are friendly and seem to be able to find every little knot.
- The sobs coming from the girl started to get louder, and Jon looked up at her and saw she had a pretty big knot on her head.
- He was sitting up with his back to her for now, one hand rubbing the newly formed knot on his head and the other holding the knife he had used to cut the tape earlier.
- I squeeze her muscles once more, surprised at how the knot has completely vanished.
- From a seated position, curl one dumbbell up, feeling the muscles in your arm bunch up in a strong, searing knot as you reach the top and pause.
- To round off the day, it's time for that rehydrating massage, which not only moisturises the body but also gets out the last few knots of tension.
- Then his hands began to work into Jake's muscles gently and slowly working out knots and tension.
- My skin had been super-exfoliated, every knot and tension had been teased out of my body.
- I smacked my arm into a doorknob really hard, and there's a knot in the muscle of the forearm now.
1.3(in wood, tree)nudo masculino
- Donald went over to his bed, an old, oak affair with knots in the wood and scratches on its frame, and sat down on it carefully.
- Longitudinal sections of tree trunks contain knots that preserve the history of branching and can be used to interpret stand dynamics.
- One piece of wood may be a very simple object, yet another piece may be entirely different and very complex, especially around a burl or knot.
- Daniel ran a hand through his hair and stared at the cedar desk, absently tracing a knot in the wood with his finger.
- The casket was made from boards with no knots from an evergreen tree.
1.4(cluster)puñado masculinoa knot of people — un puñado de personas
- There was a small knot of people by the pilot's cabin, and he was terrified that something was going to happen.
- A small knot of men standing in front of J.R.'s split in two to get out of our way, laughing at us and pointing.
- Eleonore Riley is sitting in her favourite chair, a small knot of people around her.
- It's a huge affair, the prize-giving dinner, even the Governor General shows up in a knot of security men, but I want to go home.
- A knot of people gathered in Main Street to watch the waters slowly begin to rise again.
- On the other hand, home economics was virtually empty, with Miss Orton teaching a small knot of girls made to do the cookery class by their parents.
- There was a knot of soldiers gathered around a white lump at the foot of a small cliff.
- They'll also be playing the album to the small knot of supporters - as if being caught in the cold and the rain and having to watch the Albion isn't trial enough.
- This morning little knots of staff writers were talking to each other in low voices and then breaking off when I came by.
- I only half-listened while I scanned the knot of protesters for anyone familiar.
- A small knot of developers stood around Kevin's PC.
- After a short time they came across a knot of people gathered outside a church.
- A small knot of enthusiasts were invited up to the woods around Sonning Common to take a look.
- They stop and chat to small knots of curious residents.
- My appearance at the window quickly garnered the attention of a small knot of protesters.
- Inside was a small knot of people, eagerly witnessing a one-hour live demonstration of Indian music and dance.
- And then quite suddenly you stumble across a little knot of firemen, armed only with picks, small forks, and their bare hands.
- In the golden lamplight, knots of heavily armed guardsmen were talking in low voices.
- Back in the pub, a knot of Scots to the side of the big screen became as bored as the English fans with a less-than-exciting match.
- A knot of demonstrators in black wore red bandanas over their faces.
2(measure of speed)nudo masculinoat a rate of knots — a toda mecha coloquial
- The 81-metre ship is powered by two 12-cylinder diesel engines, and has a top speed of about 18 knots.
- Knox-Johnston was alone at sea for an incredible 313 days, averaging just 3.39 knots round the globe.
- The area had been hit by heavy rainstorms with wind speeds of about 10 knots per hour, which had caused the sea level to rise by about 1.5 meters.
- With the standard engines, the Tiara 2900 will cruise at about 20 knots with a top speed of about 28 knots.
- One is a powered catamaran that can travel at 30 knots, carrying 50 divers with their instructors and sufficient tanks for two dives.
- On the outward downwind leg, against the flood tide, he covered the two miles in ‘half a quarter of one hour’, an impressive speed of sixteen knots.
- Two 90 horsepower engines will give it a cruising speed of 15 knots and a range of 400 miles.
- On the return flight, the jet fought a 100 - knot headwind.
- The maximum ship speed is 30 knots and the cruise speed is 18 knots.
- With a top speed of 38 knots, they were capable of quickly getting to ships in distress.
- There had been a storm warning at 1.15 p.m., with the wind speed touching 50 knots and the waves rising up to 25 feet.
- The propulsion system provides a maximum submerged speed of 33 knots and a surface speed of 10 knots.
- These animals can reach speeds of up to 25 knots in short bursts.
- As I applied the wheel-brakes, I looked down at the airspeed indicator and noted that we were traveling at 120 knots.
- The fact that we were flying into a 100 - knot headwind the entire way certainly wasn't helping matters.
- On the ocean surface, its normal cruising speed is about 12 knots, but it is capable of attaining 20 knots in short bursts.
- Winds of 76 knots or 140 kph were recorded at the Naval Weather and Oceanography Centre on the Sunday afternoon.
- The rescue went without incident, although conditions were difficult - there was a four-metre swell and winds of 20 knots.
- The single-seat biplane had a top speed of 108 knots per hour.
- The scooter was a propeller-driven device that could pull a diver at about five knots and had a battery life of about three hours.
1(thread/rope) hacer un nudo ento knot two things together — anudar dos cosas
1hacerse un nudo
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