In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in affair, trouble)enredo masculineshe tried to avoid any entanglement in his schemes — trató de no verse envuelta en sus enredos / manejos
- his entanglements with women — sus enredos (amorosos) con las mujeres
- My lifelong entanglement with pay phones dates me; when I was young they were just there, a given, often as stubborn and uncongenial as the curbstone underfoot.
- Matters are complicated by the entanglements these old members have with several current undergraduates, who have motives of their own.
- I am married to a minister who has had one physical affair and at least one emotional entanglement in the past 10 years.
- The storyline skips through similar romantic entanglements and political intrigues, en route to another happy ending.
- The romantic entanglements of a touring dance company are played out one midsummer night as they travel on a train.
- The fallout of this particular affair, his entanglement with a childhood friend of hers - another innocent - and its ugly denouement is what constitutes the plot of the novel.
- Legislation is typically worked through in terms of the English nation: its internal situation, its external entanglements, and the pressure of domestic opinion.
- What was also great was that we were not looking for romantic entanglements.
- For the entire time that she had been living in New Haven, she had studiously avoided romantic entanglements.
- Sharon told him that Chris avoided romantic entanglements in order to focus on working towards a lucrative career.
- It takes into account the inherent entanglement of psychophysical systems and the fact that such systems have their own history.
- Romantic and political entanglements begin to reveal themselves, exposing the secrets and baroque relationships among the townsfolk.
- The ensuing chase reveals not only more treachery but also a passel of romantic entanglements.
- Our history, as he deftly shows, does not reflect a tendency toward isolationism but an avoidance of entanglements - those complications that partners can bring to a mix.
- But what Thoreau was least good at was deciding how best to live within the complicated entanglements of other individual people.
- These patterns of fear, challenges and entanglements with other opposing political actors have shaped the form of governance against all types of imminent or anticipated threats to their domination over power.
- Given the single status of most of the characters, the plots naturally involve romantic entanglements and explicit sexual dialogue and situations.
- Despite the complicated love entanglements of his novels, his focus is not on romance or adventure, but on the political realities and theories that his characters express.
- This occurred in spite of the girls' initial intentions to avoid romantic entanglements.
- He begins affairs with two women - a romantic entanglement which ends in tragedy.
2(of barbed wire)alambrada feminine
- It could have been the result of the considerable activity then going on along the coastline by defence preparations, with the laying of landmines and barbed wire entanglements.
- As soon as we touched the beach we could see wire entanglements.
- A burst of gunfire swept the ground to his left, several rounds zinging off the barb wire entanglement to the left of the path that had been cleared through the wire by the pioneers in preparation for the assault.
- The barbed wire entanglements were so strong that they were never penetrated though hundreds died trying.
- Due to shortages of iron and steel barbed wire entanglements were erected using wood posts hammered into the ground.
- Yes, the bolster is drawn across the bed, with barbed wire entanglements and snipe holes arranged.
- In modern French, the term has come to be used for portable barbed wire entanglements.
- During the battalion's advance on the village, the troops were met by fire from two machine-guns which were entrenched and strongly covered by wire entanglements.
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