In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1feminine cerdamasculine pelothis brush is genuine bristle — este cepillo es de pura cerda
- with nylon bristle — con cerda de nylon
- Golden bristles stubbled his cheeks and jaw and his hair needed a quick comb.
- His lip, covered with short bristles, quavered slightly.
- He felt the rough bristles of its hide scouring his own furless skin.
- He strokes his servant's beard, enjoying the feel of soft bristles against the palm of his hand.
- I haven't shaved for the day, so short bristles of my beard pepper my chin.
- He followed the contours of my ears and felt the bristles of my beard.
2(on human)his face was covered in bristle(s) — tenía la barba crecida
1(stand up)(hair/fur) erizarse(fur/hair) ponerse de punta
2(bridle)erizarsehe bristleed — se erizó
- to bristle at sth
- she bristled at his rudeness — su grosería la irritó / la enfureció
3(have many)to bristle with sth
- the place was bristling with tourists — el lugar estaba repleto de turistas
- a bristling mustache — un bigote hirsuto
- to bristle with difficulties — estar erizado de dificultades
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