In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1hacertejertejertricotar Spainknit one, purl one — uno al / del derecho, uno al / del revés
- knit two together — tejer dos puntos juntos
- she can knit you up a scarf in a day — te puede hacer / tejer una bufanda en un día
- I'm also knitting a sweater for a friend's new baby.
- She wore a white knitted sweater with a matching skirt.
- In the evenings, my mother read to us, and we knitted socks and sweaters for my dad in the army, and listened to the radio.
- My grandmother knit it for my Dad when he went off to university.
- I'm also spending this weekend trying to finish knitting a baby sweater.
- She passed by the living room, where his mother was sitting in a rocking chair, knitting a sweater.
- Over that, she had a blue sweater that her grandmother had knitted for her.
- All jumpers, cardigans and socks were knitted by hand.
- My grandmother annually knits sweaters for all the grandchildren.
- Today she was wearing one of her muddy brown, knitted sweaters, flared bellbottoms, and those fancy Birkenstock sandals.
- I came across her in the sitting room avidly reading a magazine while knitting a scarf for the hospice shop.
- After breakfast, Rema sat in the living room to finish knitting a sweater for Maria.
- Members of the cooperative spin and dye wool, knit sweaters, and also make ceramic crafts.
- My granny knitted that scarf for me when I went to high school and it meant a lot to me.
- I've knitted a scarf for Jr, and now I'm making one for me.
- Tonight I was finishing up a hat I had knitted for my niece.
- In the blistering heat, and in true family tradition, I was dressed in corduroys and a heavy knitted sweater.
- In her spare time, she knitted socks and jumpers.
- When we were kids, my Aunt Joan knitted Christmas stockings for everybody in the family.
- Aunt Christina sat beside him knitting a primrose-coloured jumper for me.
1.2knitted"/US"knit past p(jacket/cuffs) de punto(cuffs/jacket) tejido
2.1(join, unite)(bones) soldarthey are a tightly knit family — son / es una familia muy unida
- He went for a final scan and it was all clear and the bone has knitted perfectly.
- Increasingly the county was knit together by improvements in transport.
- He was taken to York District Hospital, where surgeons operated the next day, inserting a pin in the tibia to help knit the bones together.
- Small-leaved plants that tolerate close clipping will quickly knit together to form a seamless hedge.
- The problem is that the show doesn't knit together.
- Yet more often than not, efforts to knit together national economies fall victim to obstructionism.
- This may be necessary where the broken ends of bone cannot easily be brought back together or kept close enough to allow them to knit together.
- Traditional Thai families are closely knit, often incorporating servants and employees.
- He says that his account is knitted together from eye-witness evidence at the trial.
- For the first 12 weeks I lay in bed at home in a morphine-induced haze as my bones slowly knitted.
- My physician had not put my arm in a cast, so any movement was quite painful until the bones knitted.
- The family system is so closely knit here that there is simply no room for any one member of the family to be discarded.
- Broken bones knit, wounds heal often without scarring or permanent disability and those that do scar, although unsightly, leave less of a mark than scars on the mind.
- He said it was very heartening to see such a closely knit family.
- The book consists of disparate material roughly knitted together.
- Some fractured bones do not knit back together well and this can lead to a slow recovery, with surgery needed to help the bones to unite.
- Bruises fade, cuts heal, bones knit; the trick is staying alive long enough for it to happen.
- The bone knitted back together and the flesh and muscle followed.
- Europe, viciously divided against itself for centuries, has knit together into a democratic and civil society.
- This is a very difficult situation for Michael and for his family, but in some sense, it's made him and his family stronger, and even more closely knit.
- Many houses have large kitchens in which closely knit Belgian families can gather.
- The bones had started to knit long before she'd been brought into the hospital.
- After all, electronic communication is the fastest way to knit together an operation that has spread to 30 locations around the world.
- The closely knit community has rallied round to help the MacDonald family as they rebuild their lives.
- And we've been a close knit trio every since.
- And, in attempting to knit together the play's domestic and political strands, Mitchell overloads the final scene.
- We are very fortunate to have a group of staff who knit together as a team and excel in what they do.
- It was clear he was going to be fit for the Olympics, but he was worried about how the team would knit together.
- These men were knit together by the personal bond they each had with their king or chieftain.
- This idea enabled the two theories to be knitted together, and the differing concepts they embodied to be brought into a working relationship.
- When he was later transferred to the government hospital at his parents' request, the doctors found that his bones had knitted in the wrong way and could not be corrected.
- At least four of those weeks will require that arm being splinted while the bone knits back together.
2.2to knit one's brows — fruncir el ceño
1tejerhacer punto Spainhacer calceta Spaintejertricotar Spain
3his brows knitted in a frown — frunció el ceño
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