In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of clothes, papers) revoltijo masculine(of facts, data) embrollo masculine(of facts, data) confusión feminine(of facts, data) mezcolanza feminine
- Most had been sketchily catalogued, but many of the boxes seemed to be hastily packed jumbles of everything from cocktail napkins and concert programs to medical reports.
- Actually, come to think of it, the person responsible for this here jumble of junk should be punished, not rewarded.
- It does not, however, have to be a dizzying jumble of clutter.
- Even after we had become used to the fascinating jumble of treasures piled throughout the house our visits were marked by an anticipatory, nervous excitement.
- The stony path wound up the hill past a cave shrine and spiralled between one last jumble of boulders.
- It was more a small room, and it contained jumbles of clothes.
- His desk is a chaotic jumble of books, journals, miscellaneous documents, and baby pictures of his three children.
- I met them in front of the tennis courts by the jumble of parked bicycles as we had decided only to find them all wearing grim faces and frowns.
- Many of the shelves are already cleared and the rest are an untidy jumble.
- They made tracks, piling up the jumble on either side.
2British(items for sale)cosas usadas femininehave you got any jumble to get rid of? — ¿tiene algo que quiera donar para un mercadillo de beneficencia?
- Anyone wanting to donate jumble should take it to Wanborough Primary School, The Beanlands, on Friday between 5:30 pm and 8 pm.
- Fate intervened in the form of a neighbour collecting jumble who just so happened to be a qualified knitter - and had a whole slew of like-minded friends.
- When, with the assistance of Lottery money and a barrage of jumble and plant sales, the village reopened its reading room, the ceremony was performed by two very old ladies.
- St Sampsons Social Centre for Old People, in Church Street, was rented out on Mondays to local causes so they could hold table-top fundraising sales of jumble and bric-a-brac.
- I started selling jumble from a table outside my house and have just kept going.
- Fund-raiser Elizabeth Sykes said that while youngsters could collect jumble with their parents, other volunteer helpers now had to undergo a police check.
1(pieces/cards) mezclarthe instructions had got(ten) jumbled in her mind — se había hecho un embrollo / un lío con las instrucciones
- As far as I'm concerned, dreams are just your mind filing away the things that passed through your mind and got jumbled up during the day.
- He sticks his head in and bursts into speech, jumbling news, soaps and ads!
- Though I studied Spanish in high school and college, I found myself stumbling on phrases, jumbling pronunciations and asking natives to slow down or to repeat themselves.
- A few large stones were jumbled around the clearing and a wooden slab was on the ground.
- But all of it is jumbled together in a way that at the end the reader is left empty, if amused.
- But the sound has been turned down and the mix is so jumbled that it's impossible to derive anything from them.
- Already the grim images of the war have become jumbled in my mind.
- On several occasions, the files have become jumbled on the removable media.
- He noticed his sword was leaning on a guardrail instead of being jumbled together with all the rest.
- I'm still mad, and angry, and I'm jumbling things up, but I don't care.
- The episodes are jumbled up on the viewing order, so that won't help you at all.
- It turns out our credit histories had been linked and jumbled.
- She jumbled her keys in the keyhole and waved a quick goodbye before running up the stairs.
- Thoughts were jumbled inside his head and he was having difficulty sorting them all out.
- Acting out this scene, Ria was clearly agitated and she was jumbling up her lines.
- That sounded a bit better; jumbling the words about made it sound classier.
- He tries to bring a poetic touch to his lines by jumbling the syntax of the sentences.
- When you run out of paper or the words you write are jumbled up, think of the hourglass passing sand from the top to the bottom.
- Let's also see whether you try to make it as unreadable as you can, by jumbling up the paragraphing.
- Some users are purposefully misspelling or jumbling the names of songs so they are harder to track down.
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