In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(ground/surface) resbaladizo(surface/ground) resbaloso América Latina(soap/fish) resbaladizo(soap/fish) escurridizo(fish/soap) resbaloso América Latina
- On slippery surfaces, a very smooth traction and skid control system will cut in to ensure that things never get out of hand.
- Poor weather conditions and an extremely slippery surface greatly hindered the playing of good football.
- My tennis shoes slipped over the slippery surface of the rock.
- It's unwise to charge up a hill at full speed but conserving momentum is crucial to avoid getting caught out by the slippery surface.
- These are for general driving and slippery surfaces on-road, plus three off road settings: mud, sand and rocks.
- There are also gearbox modes for slippery surfaces or for faster gear changes.
- Its purpose is to provide a smooth, almost slippery, surface for later burnishing, but the red and yellow boles also enrich the colour of the gilding.
- But it was still difficult for the cars to stop on slippery surfaces when something unexpected occurred.
- It creaked beneath his feet and he ignored the slippery surface.
- All that torque causes some problems on slippery surfaces.
- Part of the work involved the application of a plastic lining which subsequently proved to be a safety risk due to its slippery surface.
- The trapped bees try to escape from the flowers by climbing the sepals, but escape is made even more difficult by the slippery waxy sepal surface.
- Loss of balance on a slippery surface, especially ice or snow, is also common.
- Mr Clayton claimed that too little sand was used in the resin compound, so instead of giving extra grip, the surface became smooth and slippery.
- Again McLean was involved when he latched on to Andy Smith's misplaced header and sent in a vicious shot which skidded goalward off the slippery surface.
- A heavy shower before the game made for a slippery surface and much sliding and difficulty in gaining possession.
- As it was, the two sides struggled to adapt to the slippery surface and the game progressed, strewn with errors.
- Wear low-heeled shoes with non-slip soles and check your house for slippery surfaces that might cause you to trip or fall.
- On slippery surfaces, the car takes over and automatically controls steering torque to prevent a spin-out.
- The match, which was put into severe doubt the previous day with a covering of snow and slush on the pitch, inevitably turned out to be quite scrappy due to the slippery surface.
- Aristotle was a thoroughgoing ‘empiricist’ in two senses of that slippery term.
- But ideas turn around, they are as slippery as eels, and it's easy to lose control of them.
- Simplicity is a slippery concept, but the best technologies can be learned by looking at the input device, not by studying a manual.
- Party allegiance itself has become a more slippery concept, as political cross-dressing blurs the lines between the parties.
- It's a nuanced world we live in, and responsibility is such a slippery concept.
- I have found the point, as I say, finely balanced. ‘Facility’ is a slippery word.
- In that context the election packages, dignified artificially by the term manifesto, were based on very slippery assumptions.
- The slippery concept of postmodernism is sometimes applied to all the above ideologies.
- I was not concerned with the noise, or the ‘nuisance’ - a very slippery concept - but with safety.
- Police effectiveness is a notoriously slippery concept to define or measure.
- Governments of course always claim to be acting in the national interest, but it's a very slippery term.
- I firmly believe the answer is no, if one wants to retain any meaningful working definition of the slippery concept of consciousness.
- Bias in the context of this case is a slippery term.
- But the slippery term keeps expanding to encompass more and more groups.
- But existential is a slippery word, in politics as well as philosophy.
- ART is a slippery, infinitely subjective concept, and maybe the hardest word to define, but plenty of people have given it a shot.
- All this may be true, but these are slippery words.
- The fabricated nature of a dispute as a precondition for the admissibility of a referral is a slippery concept, not without dangerous pitfalls.
- But all you are doing is demonstrating what an absolutely slippery concept tax avoidance is.
- Clarifying this slippery concept, however, suggests that the most important changes pointed to by postmodernism are political.
3(untrustworthy)que no es de fiar
- It was much harder to tackle him down, partly because he was so slippery.
- In this hour, a general talks strategy against a slippery enemy.
- Jolly and devious, she is an appealingly slippery figure.
- Father Jack, as we're now calling him, is on a moral crusade, after all the polling showed that everyone thinks he's too slippery.
- A policeman has told how he bravely apprehended a slippery customer.
- But you are still slippery when it comes to actually fixing that date to meet up.
- These money men are as practised in the art of the ‘spin’ as the most slippery politician.
- He's a slippery character whose public statements remind you of certain other politicians.
- This eternally slippery character then keeps cropping up throughout the story to pass judgment on pivotal events.
- No slippery politician was going to give me the kind of straight talk I was looking for, but only politicians and platitudes were on offer.
- The Right will see how political spin and slippery personalities can sell questionable character to the voters.
- He's being a slippery character who fails to show any sign of remorse or even responsibility for his work.
- Have I been taken in, or is she just a slippery customer?
- And a nice change from forceful journalists shouting at slippery politicians.
- Then Richard had become an asset, someone she wanted to be able to move around, but he was slippery.
- They are a bunch of desperate slippery folks, and re-election and banishment is coming upon them soon.
- These days it's impossible to avoid the plethora of slippery politicians all over our TV screens, PC monitors and radio airwaves.
- But last night he proved he could also turn on the power in the latter stages after initially being frustrated by his slippery opponent.
- Only a fool would claim otherwise - a fool, or a slippery lawyer.
- Having interrogated endless politicians, business leaders and other slippery characters, he knows exactly how to keep control.
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