In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(difficulty)inconveniente masculineproblema masculinepega feminine Spain informalI don't see what the snag is — no veo cuál es el inconveniente / el problema
- if you run into any snags, let me know — si tienes algún problema / tropiezas con alguna dificultad, házmelo saber
- Though originally slated in Vancouver's bid book as the site for the project, the university hit a snag early on in its plans to secure enough cash to cover its portion of the capital costs.
- The only snag was my season ticket wasn't valid on their network.
- Unfortunately, this morning the plan hit a snag when none of them actually turned up.
- Transfer of the Garden City Lands to Richmond hit a snag last week after the Musqueam First Nation received a temporary court injunction preventing the move.
- I had recorded an album for the Uni label that hit snags in the production dept because Mike Post had asked to produce a couple of sides and they came off like TV music so the album never got released.
- However the scheme hit a snag in the narrow streets, lanes and yards of Saltaire where residents have found there just is not room for two bins.
- Tory Euro hopeful Ian Bruce said the 50 per cent total could be hit by Thursday night, despite postal votes being affected by a series of snags including late delivery in Elvington and confusion over new vote forms.
- The Martha Stewart trial hit a snag when defense lawyers and prosecutors withheld a key document from them.
- But there was a snag - there was no natural harbour, and Carrington surmised that building one would be at considerable expense.
- The Times-Metro deal hit a snag in January, when the Justice Department announced it was investigating possible antitrust ramifications.
- However the Government's plans to address the problem have hit a snag, with the newly appointed coordinator quitting before his job has even begun.
- If small things seem torturous, listen to what they're telling you - use those nagging little snags as clues to negotiating what you want.
- I hit my first snag when I managed to burr one of the screws, which made it impossible to remove the arm at all!
- I believe that in mental health care however, we potentially hit a bigger snag in trying to creatively doubt what we do.
- Here's where I hit my first snag - The lid of the dumpster had been chained shut!
- Plans to scrap a toxic ‘ghost fleet’ of former United States Navy ships in Britain hit a snag yesterday when it emerged that new planning permission might be needed.
- Plans for a massive renovation of Hong Kong's ageing public housing estates have hit a snag with most tenants at one estate staunchly opposed to the idea.
- Golf simulations have hit a snag in recent years, as very few of them have shown the ability to significantly improve on versions from previous years.
- Stars' glorious start to the season has hit a slight snag lately with a couple of draws, while their closest rival, Ballina, continues to string together victories.
- When he was discharged in 1946, he began arranging for Harry James, but his career hit a snag when bebop, an intellectual genre that he rebuffed, became the rage.
2(in fabric, stocking)enganchón masculineenganche masculine Southern Conejalón masculine Mexico
- You need to point out to your cleaner all stains, fabric pills, snags, minor repairs, and also point out style nuances, for instance, if you want your collar to stand up or you wear the cuffs rolled up.
- Knits and other stretchy fabrics are an open invitation to snags.
- A blunt needle can cause snags, holes or runs in seams and topstitching.
- To avoid snags, always begin projects with a new needle in a size compatible to the fabric weight.
3(obstruction)his fishing line got caught on a snag — se le enganchó la línea en una rama (or piedra etc.)
- the boat hit a snag as it was turning — la barca dio con un escollo al dar la vuelta
1engancharyou'll snag your sweater on those brambles — te vas a enganchar el suéter con esas zarzas
- As the dealer points to the 3rd baseman, she accidentally snags her hole card on her sleeve and flips it face up.
- He sat down next to the boy and snagged his bag of chips, tearing it open.
- The girl ducked this time, but the bird still managed to snag the strap of her tank-top, tearing it.
- It's just slightly bigger than a Fig Newton with two tire irons snapped to the side, with no sharp edges or protruding tools to snag jersey pockets or cut spare tubes.
- A branch snagged his shirt sleeve, and he tore a hole as he yanked himself free.
- We generally prefer snags with tomato sauce and white bread.
- Arthur Chisolm, a 72-year-old volunteer who took great care when turning his snags on the hotplate, said more sausages would be sold during the school holidays, but he was unsure how many.
- Had a lovely time last night, threw a few snags and shrimps on the barbie with some family and friends, pavlola for sweets, a few sherberts, a fine time was had by all.
- Officially crowned sausage king of the Traditional Australian and Gourmet class snags, Mr Barritt said using local ingredients and staff was the key to his success.
- It was a busy 2 hours but Louise did manage to get a snag from the barbie!
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