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
- I hit my first snag when I managed to burr one of the screws, which made it impossible to remove the arm at all!
- 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.
- 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.
- Here's where I hit my first snag - The lid of the dumpster had been chained shut!
- 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.
- 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 Times-Metro deal hit a snag in January, when the Justice Department announced it was investigating possible antitrust ramifications.
- 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.
- 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.
- I believe that in mental health care however, we potentially hit a bigger snag in trying to creatively doubt what we do.
- 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.
- But there was a snag - there was no natural harbour, and Carrington surmised that building one would be at considerable expense.
- 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.
- 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.
- Unfortunately, this morning the plan hit a snag when none of them actually turned up.
- 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.
- If small things seem torturous, listen to what they're telling you - use those nagging little snags as clues to negotiating what you want.
- The Martha Stewart trial hit a snag when defense lawyers and prosecutors withheld a key document from them.
- 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.
- The only snag was my season ticket wasn't valid on their network.
- A blunt needle can cause snags, holes or runs in seams and topstitching.
- Knits and other stretchy fabrics are an open invitation to snags.
- To avoid snags, always begin projects with a new needle in a size compatible to the fabric weight.
- 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.
- 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.
- We generally prefer snags with tomato sauce and white bread.
- It was a busy 2 hours but Louise did manage to get a snag from the barbie!
- 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.
- 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.
2(in fabric, stocking)enganchón masculineenganche masculine Southern Conejalón masculine Mexico
3(obstruction)his fishing line got caught on a snag — se le enganchó la línea en una rama (/ 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
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