In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(in string, tie, hair)nudo masculineto tie/untie a knot — hacer/deshacer un nudo
- to put / tie a knot in one's handkerchief — hacer un nudo en el pañuelo
- pull the knot tight — aprieta bien el nudo
- I can't get the knots out of my hair — no logro desenredarme el pelo
- the marriage knot — el lazo / vínculo matrimonial
- I had a knot in my stomach — tenía un nudo en el estómago
- She stood behind Freya, and brushed carefully through her dark hair, gently easing out the tangles and knots.
- I smiled faintly and got off of the bed, shrinking away from him and pulling my hand through the knots in my hair.
- Robert almost lost his life in 1982 when he fell 15 metres because the knot in a rope released while he was rappeling.
- Rebecca came and stood behind him watching with great pleasure as he mastered the perfect knot.
- For attaching your leader to fly line, my advice is use the simple nail knot.
- Tie a double knot at each end of the 1/4 " wide ribbon.
- She nearly yanked a handful of her hair out while trying to get the brush through a rather large tangle of knots.
- She set the parcel on the bed, kneeling on the floor as she untied the double knot.
- Her fingers trembled, making it even harder to untie the knot.
- She'd already gotten two of the knots undone, and she was sure it was just a matter of time before she was free.
- Sighing, I grabbed a comb and began untangling the knots in my black hair.
- Jodi began to pull at the remaining knots in the rope that tied her other hand.
- She dried off the excess water from her hair and ran her fingers through it, trying to get the small knots out.
- Old English Sheepdogs are hard to take care of, especially because they need a lot of exercise and major grooming to keep knots out of their hair.
- She dragged the brush through her daughter's long hair, untangling knots as she went.
- It is impossible to knit from a skein without getting the wool in a knot.
- It is simple enough to tie a knot in a piece of string.
- It took me half an hour to brush the wet knots out of my hair.
- She pulled on the brush, trying to get a particularly difficult knot out.
- His brown hair was an unruly mass of tangles and knots.
- Reaching for a silver comb, Luke sighed once more and started pulling the knots out of his hair.
- He flinched each time she tugged a knot out of his hair, but hardly dared to protest.
- This braid is a lot more difficult to accomplish if your hair has tangles or knots.
- Why are kids up and down the country dumping their computer games in favour of tying knots in colourful plastic strings?
- She twisted her long hair into a knot at the base of her neck and began to pin it into place.
- Her hair was tangled in knots, she was pale, and her eyes were bloodshot.
- Her hair was twisted in an elaborate knot at the back of her head.
- We both winced as she hit a knot in Carla's hair and Carla squeaked.
- It is a good idea to tie knots in the rope or cloth about 1 ft. apart, this will provide a more secure climbing surface.
- I pulled her hair behind her and gently began to pull the comb through the knots in her hair.
- These are the names of particular kinds of rope knots.
- Marguerite winced as the serving girl yanked a brush through her hair, catching it on the wet tangles and knots.
- He tightened the knot on his tie and brushed an imagined piece of lint off his uniform jacket.
- To construct Pieranski's knot, you fold a circular loop of rope and tie two multiple overhand knots in it.
- I gritted my teeth as I carefully untied the knot in the ribbon.
- The knots in the rope will work themselves out in time.
- She spied the knot in the rope that bound her ankles and immediately set to undoing it.
- Having owned boats for years, he's great at tying knots.
- The construction of fishing nets is similar to that of recent years and it is only necessary to master the use of only two knots: the clove-hitch and the sheet-bend.
- My eyes are red and puffy, my skin is pale, and my hair is matted and full of knots.
- Now pass the end of the line though the loop and slowly tighten the knot.
- Her hair, once strawberry blonde was now tied into a neat gray knot at the nape of her neck.
- The comb is specially designed to cut through knots and tangles and much less time is spent in brushing and combing your Shih Tzu.
- Immediately, he began to undo the knots of the rope by which she was bound.
- I washed my face and hands and braided my hair in a tight knot at the nape of my neck.
1.2(in muscles)nódulo masculine
- My skin had been super-exfoliated, every knot and tension had been teased out of my body.
- From a seated position, curl one dumbbell up, feeling the muscles in your arm bunch up in a strong, searing knot as you reach the top and pause.
- The masseuses are friendly and seem to be able to find every little knot.
- To round off the day, it's time for that rehydrating massage, which not only moisturises the body but also gets out the last few knots of tension.
- I smacked my arm into a doorknob really hard, and there's a knot in the muscle of the forearm now.
- He was sitting up with his back to her for now, one hand rubbing the newly formed knot on his head and the other holding the knife he had used to cut the tape earlier.
- I squeeze her muscles once more, surprised at how the knot has completely vanished.
- Then his hands began to work into Jake's muscles gently and slowly working out knots and tension.
- The sobs coming from the girl started to get louder, and Jon looked up at her and saw she had a pretty big knot on her head.
1.3(in wood, tree)nudo masculine
- One piece of wood may be a very simple object, yet another piece may be entirely different and very complex, especially around a burl or knot.
- The casket was made from boards with no knots from an evergreen tree.
- Longitudinal sections of tree trunks contain knots that preserve the history of branching and can be used to interpret stand dynamics.
- Donald went over to his bed, an old, oak affair with knots in the wood and scratches on its frame, and sat down on it carefully.
- Daniel ran a hand through his hair and stared at the cedar desk, absently tracing a knot in the wood with his finger.
1.4(cluster)puñado masculinea knot of people — un puñado de personas
- After a short time they came across a knot of people gathered outside a church.
- A knot of demonstrators in black wore red bandanas over their faces.
- My appearance at the window quickly garnered the attention of a small knot of protesters.
- There was a knot of soldiers gathered around a white lump at the foot of a small cliff.
- A knot of people gathered in Main Street to watch the waters slowly begin to rise again.
- They'll also be playing the album to the small knot of supporters - as if being caught in the cold and the rain and having to watch the Albion isn't trial enough.
- There was a small knot of people by the pilot's cabin, and he was terrified that something was going to happen.
- This morning little knots of staff writers were talking to each other in low voices and then breaking off when I came by.
- And then quite suddenly you stumble across a little knot of firemen, armed only with picks, small forks, and their bare hands.
- They stop and chat to small knots of curious residents.
- Eleonore Riley is sitting in her favourite chair, a small knot of people around her.
- A small knot of developers stood around Kevin's PC.
- In the golden lamplight, knots of heavily armed guardsmen were talking in low voices.
- A small knot of men standing in front of J.R.'s split in two to get out of our way, laughing at us and pointing.
- A small knot of enthusiasts were invited up to the woods around Sonning Common to take a look.
- Inside was a small knot of people, eagerly witnessing a one-hour live demonstration of Indian music and dance.
- I only half-listened while I scanned the knot of protesters for anyone familiar.
- On the other hand, home economics was virtually empty, with Miss Orton teaching a small knot of girls made to do the cookery class by their parents.
- It's a huge affair, the prize-giving dinner, even the Governor General shows up in a knot of security men, but I want to go home.
- Back in the pub, a knot of Scots to the side of the big screen became as bored as the English fans with a less-than-exciting match.
2(measure of speed)nudo masculine
- The fact that we were flying into a 100 - knot headwind the entire way certainly wasn't helping matters.
- The maximum ship speed is 30 knots and the cruise speed is 18 knots.
- As I applied the wheel-brakes, I looked down at the airspeed indicator and noted that we were traveling at 120 knots.
- The area had been hit by heavy rainstorms with wind speeds of about 10 knots per hour, which had caused the sea level to rise by about 1.5 meters.
- There had been a storm warning at 1.15 p.m., with the wind speed touching 50 knots and the waves rising up to 25 feet.
- With the standard engines, the Tiara 2900 will cruise at about 20 knots with a top speed of about 28 knots.
- With a top speed of 38 knots, they were capable of quickly getting to ships in distress.
- The rescue went without incident, although conditions were difficult - there was a four-metre swell and winds of 20 knots.
- The scooter was a propeller-driven device that could pull a diver at about five knots and had a battery life of about three hours.
- On the return flight, the jet fought a 100 - knot headwind.
- Winds of 76 knots or 140 kph were recorded at the Naval Weather and Oceanography Centre on the Sunday afternoon.
- Knox-Johnston was alone at sea for an incredible 313 days, averaging just 3.39 knots round the globe.
- The 81-metre ship is powered by two 12-cylinder diesel engines, and has a top speed of about 18 knots.
- On the outward downwind leg, against the flood tide, he covered the two miles in ‘half a quarter of one hour’, an impressive speed of sixteen knots.
- On the ocean surface, its normal cruising speed is about 12 knots, but it is capable of attaining 20 knots in short bursts.
- Two 90 horsepower engines will give it a cruising speed of 15 knots and a range of 400 miles.
- The single-seat biplane had a top speed of 108 knots per hour.
- These animals can reach speeds of up to 25 knots in short bursts.
- One is a powered catamaran that can travel at 30 knots, carrying 50 divers with their instructors and sufficient tanks for two dives.
- The propulsion system provides a maximum submerged speed of 33 knots and a surface speed of 10 knots.
transitive verbknotted, knotting
1(thread/rope) hacer un nudo ento knot two things together — anudar dos cosas
- Her white sneakers were annoyingly neat and the laces were knotted tightly and securely.
- He unhooks the bike frame and ties it tightly to his backpack, then doubles its rope round the wires and knots it tight.
- She joined him shortly afterwards, shuddering and knotting the shawl at her throat as the wintry breeze hit her warm skin.
- She twisted her hands, trying to figure out how they had knotted the ropes.
- His captor finished knotting the rope and pulled the gun back out of his pants.
- Aidan knew right away the man was homeless: he wore a rumpled, torn black suit that looked like he snatched it from a dumpster, and a frayed tie loosely knotted around his neck.
- He dropped to his knees in front of her, and began knotting the rope around her wrists.
- Breathing in sharply, she held her breath as she wrapped the fabric around her chest and knotted it.
- Al finished knotting the bandage and placed a second pillow beneath the young man's head.
- Beard, beret, curly hair and bandana knotted round his throat, he was the epitome of a certain type of radical chic, and his image is to be found on the walls of student rooms even today.
- He stood in front of the tall mirror in his room and knotted the tie on his dress blue uniform.
- Investigators also found some ties that had been knotted together and believe Yu had intended to use them as a rope before deciding to use electrical cord instead.
- Nearby a female worker tests for leaks by filling condoms with water, knotting the ends, and kneading them like bread dough on a brown paper towel.
- After knotting the bandage, Eve headed for the door.
- It would make a big difference if people would just followed simple steps such as putting all rubbish in a black bin bag, which should be knotted to prevent any overspill.
- He had been strangled with a piece of a T-shirt which had been knotted at the back of his neck.
- The last time I saw him a little gray had come into his sideburns but he still looked handsome in his dark suits and expertly knotted ties.
- I would watch him shave and knot his tie every morning and remember thinking that it was how I wanted to look when I went to work.
- He nodded and knotted his scarf tighter and stuffed his hands in his pockets.
- Two young men sit down close by, bright scarves knotted around their scrawny necks, eyeing me speculatively.
intransitive verbknotted, knotting
1hacerse un nudo
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