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 rushes, straw)estera feminineesterilla femininedoor mat — felpudo masculine
- bath mat — alfombrilla del baño
- (in center of table) table mat — salvamanteles
- rubber mat — colchoneta
- After the clear-cutting, the north slope germinated a thick mat of young Douglas fir and larch.
- The felt is produced by processing a mat of fibers with moisture, heat, and pressure.
- It spreads rapidly and can form dense mats of vegetation in still or sluggishly flowing waters; in fact it is a menace to the health of the rivers, canals, and lakes which it invades.
- He is clearing the cards, the chips, the checkered mat off the table, putting them neatly into a briefcase.
- It was placed atop of what looked like a collection of abandoned old clothes in the back of the truck, except for the hands or feet or the mats of hair protruding here and there.
- The cards and board mats are homemade, but laminated nicely and are quite sturdy.
- Over the summers the plateau had formed a thick mat of dead grass.
- I looked at the living room we were sitting in, noticing that the main color was red and beige and even the eating table had red mats on it.
- The mat on the change table was yellow, the blanket in the crib was green and yellow, and the cushion on the rocking chair was yellow.
- Games were played across plastic mats resting on cafeteria tables.
- Hot grease can burn through the sealant layer on stone, so a mat around your cooker is a good idea.
- In the low-oxygen conditions there, thick mats of sulfate-reducing bacteria grew on the carbonate rocks.
- Forming in brackish seawater, layer after layer of mats have left behind clusters of small, sedimentary columns.
- They both had thick mats of curly blonde hair that had a tendency to get thick with dust and dirt, and they were both husky and cleverly ugly.
- Finally, the committee said that food vendors should place a rubber mat under their booths to protect the area from oil and cooking grease.
- Herbivores are quite important for the reef as they keep thick mats of filamentous and leafy algae from smothering the corals.
- Place the fabric on the cutting mat, refolding it to align the cut bias edges.
- In four years, there was just the one breakthrough: the cork mat.
- I will need some moisture mats - thick layers of hemp fibre matting which sit on top of the waste.
- These thick mats of seaweed create underwater jungles that are home to fish, urchins, and other marine life.
- Atop his head was a thick mat of dark red hair that bordered on maroon.
2(of hair)maraña feminine
1to be matted — estar apelmazado
- his hair was matted and dirty — tenía el pelo enmarañado y sucio
1(carpet/fur) apelmazarse(hair) enmarañarse
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