In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1cordón (de zapato) masculinoagujeta femenino Méxicopasador masculino Perúto tie one's shoelaces — amarrarse los cordones de los zapatos (or las agujetas etc.) Río de la Plata América Latina
- your shoelace is undone — tienes un cordón desamarrado (or una agujeta desamarrada etc.)
- In full view of the German and Italian troops he pretended to tie his shoelaces and rejoined the wires.
- As well as these basic manners, youngsters are not being shown skills like how to sit still, to tie shoelaces and fasten buttons.
- He discovered that his favorite shirt was missing a button, and when he started to tie his shoes, his shoelace broke.
- I want to know whether he tied the shoelaces of both shoes together.
- Her shoes suddenly became incredibly interesting and she wondered what the shoelaces were made of.
- She grinned, shoelaces flapping about, and hopped into the passenger side.
- One of the shoelaces on her sneaker had come untied and was blowing vulnerably in the wind.
- He quickly grabbed my shoelace, and pulled it free.
- He turned around and grabbed one of my shoelaces, I pulled back my foot to prevent him from doing whatever he was going to do.
- Shoes are available with Velcro closures since shoelaces can be a problem.
- I went back the next day and he slowly pulled the shoelace out.
- He'd buy shoes without shoelaces so he didn't have to bend down to pick them up.
- I was sitting on the end of the bed, tying the shoelace on my left shoe.
- Dominic nodded, double knotting his shoelaces, and stood up, stretching his arms over his head.
- Looking down, she found her new kitten chasing the shoelaces on the shoes on her feet.
- Rual tied the shoelace of her shoe as she stood in the doorway.
- As for rats, they'd eat through anything made of leather - they'd go for your shoelaces if you stood still long enough.
- Roth droned and then walked over to shove his feet into a pair of black skateboarding shoes with checkered shoelaces.
- The tension was thick in the silence as he stood there and pretended to double-check his shoelaces.
- You always run of washer fluid just when you need it, just like shoelaces always snap when you need to wear shoes.
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