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 — tapete masculine Mexico Colombia
- bath mat — tapete del baño
- table mat — (in center of table) posafuentes
- rubber mat — colchoneta
- In four years, there was just the one breakthrough: the cork mat.
- 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.
- Place the fabric on the cutting mat, refolding it to align the cut bias edges.
- 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.
- After the clear-cutting, the north slope germinated a thick mat of young Douglas fir and larch.
- He is clearing the cards, the chips, the checkered mat off the table, putting them neatly into a briefcase.
- Forming in brackish seawater, layer after layer of mats have left behind clusters of small, sedimentary columns.
- The cards and board mats are homemade, but laminated nicely and are quite sturdy.
- Games were played across plastic mats resting on cafeteria tables.
- 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.
- Over the summers the plateau had formed a thick mat of dead grass.
- Atop his head was a thick mat of dark red hair that bordered on maroon.
- Herbivores are quite important for the reef as they keep thick mats of filamentous and leafy algae from smothering the corals.
- Hot grease can burn through the sealant layer on stone, so a mat around your cooker is a good idea.
- 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.
- In the low-oxygen conditions there, thick mats of sulfate-reducing bacteria grew on the carbonate rocks.
- These thick mats of seaweed create underwater jungles that are home to fish, urchins, and other marine life.
- The felt is produced by processing a mat of fibers with moisture, heat, and pressure.
- I will need some moisture mats - thick layers of hemp fibre matting which sit on top of the waste.
- 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.
- Finally, the committee said that food vendors should place a rubber mat under their booths to protect the area from oil and cooking grease.
2(of hair)maraña feminine
1to be matted — estar apelmazado
- his hair was matted and dirty — tenía el pelo enmarañado y sucio
- Her head thrashed against the ground, her blood matting her hair and mingling with the dirt and blades of grass.
- His hair was matted down completely from the helmet he had been wearing, and with a grunt he pulled free of the jacket he had been wearing.
- Her hair was all matted down and tangled, and I couldn't start to imagine her taking less than an hour to fix it.
- Her hair was completely matted to her face in perspiration.
- His short, lavender hair was matted down from sweat and being constantly covered.
- His stringy black hair was matted against his forehead, most likely due to the intense heat and the fact that he had been working all day.
- His hair was matted down with white paint, mostly contained within the ponytail he had put his hair into before they started working.
- His black hair was matted down against his tan face, and his brown eyes were red in their whites.
- Her skin felt cooler to my touch, but sweat matted her hair, and a salty-sour scent overlaid her sweeter one.
- His hair was matted with sweat and he had a pained expression on his face.
- By now, the sun is up and angrily drying up your sweat, matting your hair and hardening your uniform.
- An enormous hide of tangled and matted hair appeared directly outside his window.
- He was asleep, but he was resting fitfully - his black hair was matted against his head, and his breath came out in rasping sighs.
- They wore dark, heavy cloaks and most of them had black matted hair.
- Sweat matted his dark hair to his forehead and he swatted at it when it fell into his face but to no avail.
- His shimmering blonde hair was matted with blood, originating from a point in the back of his head.
- His black hair was matted with grime and clung to his scalp in ungainly tufts.
- Her sandy hair was matted and tangled, but her eyes shone with crystal clear radiance.
- Sweat soaked through her clothes and matted her short red hair.
- I ran a hand through my tangled, matted black hair self-consciously.
1(carpet/fur) apelmazarse(hair) enmarañarse
- Daily brushing is almost mandatory to keep the hair from matting up.
- You forsook even your comb - the siren's tool; your hair would have matted about you, a living cloak and shield.
- At night, protect your hair with a satin scarf, bonnet or pillowcase, which prevents split ends, tangling and matting, and preserves your hair style.
- This step can prevent your hair from thinning, matting or breaking.
- Thin or fine tressed folks may also benefit from a daily sudsing to help prevent hair from flattening or matting.
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