In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(road/floor/boots/hands) lleno de barro(hands/road/floor/boots) lleno de lodo(boots/road/hands/floor) cubierto de barro(road/floor/boots/hands) cubierto de lodo(hands/road/boots/floor) enlodado(road/floor/boots/hands) embarrado(water) turbio(brown/green) suciothe river was muddy — las aguas del río estaban turbias
- She joked about some muddy footprints left by her husband on the driveway.
- I think the blue wash that old ladies use looks bright white to them, whereas bright white looks like a dingy, muddy yellow.
- Yes, that seemed impossible for brown eyes - green can glow, blue can glow, but never dull muddy brown.
- The graphics are dull and muddy at the best of times.
- The floor hadn't been cleaned in years and muddy footprints clung to the lino.
- The ground was very muddy, but eventually they planted their crops and their animals began to reproduce.
- It was a rainy day in London; the muddy streets were covered with sheets of icy water when Emma and her companions arrived.
- Too much Worcestershire or hot sauce will make the drink muddy and too spicy.
- Her eyes are a dark, muddy brown, and there are bags even bigger than the ones under my eyes under hers.
- I don't mind getting a bit muddy.
- He reached and roughly grabbed the young boy's muddy blond hair, muddy as in dark not mud, and he pulled it tightly and yanked the boy close to him.
- The well-behaved children sat on the floor, which when it rained, became muddy.
- The muddy yellows and dark reds are unfortunate hallmarks of DLP projectors.
- The Angel's beautiful crimson eyes dulled into a muddy, maroon color.
- He felt his stomach heave and nearly fell to his knees, his eyes going dark, muddy gray.
- There are no obvious image defects, but often the image is muddy and dull.
- Liberty knelt down in the mud, not caring if her jeans got all muddy.
- And as snow melts it soaks into the bales or makes the ground muddy.
- Oranges and reds are slightly muddy, but yellows are clean and clear.
- In the Great Court as I stumbled out the strong blue sky, the bright white cladding seemed pallid, muddy and dull around me.
- She kicked, propelling herself forward and down until her fingers brushed the muddy bottom.
- As well as the debris scattered around the worktops, muddy footprints covered the whole kitchen.
- Fawn and slate, with an occasional tinge of a dark, muddy purple-brown give almost the only respite from black, white and grey.
- She ran across the fields and down a path, which was a dark red muddy color now.
- And he walked off, dragging his feet in the muddy puddles of rain.
- I slid down the bank into a muddy puddle and entered the sheltered area.
- If you hadn't followed me, you wouldn't be all muddy.
- You can leave your muddy boots there and chuck your coat on the hook.
- I got all muddy and it didn't hurt any more.
- She looked at the men's muddy boots on her clean floor and shuddered.
- Then I ended up in the muddy drainage ditch, so I was in a word, filthy.
- Both battleships had been disabled, and settled on the muddy bottom of the harbour.
- Overall, the volume is attractively produced, with only a few typos and photographs that were muddy and dark.
- She is wearing gold loafers that seem oddly bright on the muddy blue carpet.
- Instead of muddy red, his uniform was now dark green.
- Whilst on our walk up a very muddy road, I realised I had lost the postcard.
- I hate how that brown color in it makes my orange hair look muddy.
- I can't rake up the leaves from the grass yet - it's far too muddy and wet for that.
- If it had a physical color, it would probably be a muddy red mixed with dark, dull browns and purple.
- An athletic boy with dark hair and muddy gray eyes like fish scales stood growling at him.
transitive verbmuddying, muddied, muddies
1(make muddy)(carpet/floor) llenar de barro(floor/carpet) llenar de lodo(floor/carpet) embarraryou've muddied your shoes — te has manchado de barro / te has embarrado los zapatos
- Pike are acutely sensitive to vibration, as would be caused by dogs wading in shallows and muddying the water.
- He touched his forelock as though in salute and watched as she tripped daintily out of the stables, lifting her skirts an inch or two so as not to muddy them.
- It's a good idea to mulch each plant with an inch or so of aquarium gravel to keep soil from muddying the water.
- Stepping out of his red helicopter on the outskirts of Kendal, Prince Charles, dressed in a camel overcoat, dark suit and muddied brogues, spent more than an hour touring the pioneering food park Plumgarths.
- Here they provide pull-on boot covers, so you don't muddy the floor or have to unlace; a very good idea.
- A half-mile slithery and steep muddied our boots for the first time, and brought us back to Egton Bridge where we popped down to the river.
- Animal welfare experts and a trained sniper were muddied and exhausted before they eventually tranquilized the cattle.
- We snake on north, eventually forking off the perfect track for a short section that might muddy your boots after rain.
2(make unclear)(water) enturbiarto muddy the issue — enredar / enmarañar las cosas
- Treating legal marriage and religious marriage as one thing just muddies up both.
- Sometimes court battles muddy an issue more than clarifying it.
- As he digs deeper, the story just gets more and more muddied, and everyone's natural inclination to blame the white officers or local Klansmen threatens to hide the real truth.
- The issue has been muddied by the fact that there were two troubling areas of reporting.
- The issue is further muddied by the fact that ‘contractor’ has opposing meanings.
- Incomplete or competing standards further muddied the picture.
- However, I will pass along a few facts - they tend to get muddied in the media.
- Some of Ellis's analyses, though thorough, seem a little muddied and somewhat belabored.
- Oh, we've been very diplomatic but in the face of a deliberate and concerted political campaign the issues get muddied.
- When he talks, his words trickle out and things become less muddied.
- Depending on your perspective, he either clarified or muddied the matter.
- For one thing, it muddies what is at the moment the strongest selling point for web services: simplicity.
- But it also brought so many people at once into the movement that our goals got muddied.
- I mean, rather than muddy your message along the way, is it better to go with what you know and then make corrections at a later date?
- With five people all talking simultaneously, it can get a bit muddied, but there's a sense of fun about the whole thing that makes it absolutely worth a listen.
- The picture is further muddied by other factors.
- I've been moderately concerned about both - but two small stories muddy up my worries a bit.
- Exaggerating his role in international terrorism muddies the true picture.
- That, and the fact that recent social ‘history’ is so readily muddied and lost.
- The result is that the question of who is the more environmental got very muddied.
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