In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1cuerda femeninosoga femeninoMarina cabo masculinoa rope of climbers — una cordada
- (hanging) the rope — la horca
- a rope of pearls — un collar de perlas — de varias vueltas entrelazadas
- give them enough rope and they'll hang themselves — déjalos hacer lo que quieran y ya verás cómo se cavan su propia fosa
- to be on the ropes — estar contra las cuerdas
- to show sb/know the ropes
- Mike will show you the ropes — Mike te enseñará cómo funciona todo
- ask Helen, she knows the ropes — pregúntale a Helen, que está muy al tanto de todo
- It was being pulleyed by several cords of thick rope overhead.
- A single strand of grass is easy to break, but if you weave enough of it together, you can get a nice, strong length of rope.
- I tried to move my limbs only to find them restrained by what felt like thick strands of rope.
- My eyes came to rest on a long strand of thick hemp rope, slightly frazzled but still in one piece.
- The fibers are twisted into ropes and sprayed with natural latex, which increases their elasticity.
- Looming above was a great black ship, tethered to the inlet by several thick ropes disappearing into the deep, dark water.
- He pulled out a small length of thin nylon rope and a knife.
- He had noticed that the thick sisal rope which had snapped had been cut halfway through with a sharp instrument, probably a knife.
- They were linked by a great length of rope modestly coiled at both ends of the row.
- Together, with Steve hauling on the rope and him climbing, he made it to the top of the cliff.
- He stood up with about a two-foot length of hefty hemp rope in his hands.
- She nodded, and tiptoed to pull a length of thick rope from the back of the cart.
1(tie)the climbers roped themselves together — los escaladores formaron una cordada
2EEUU(lasso)(cattle/steer) enlazar(cattle/steer) lazar México(steer/cattle) lacear Chile
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