In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(make straight)(nail/wire) enderezar(hair) alisar(hair) estirar(bedclothes/tablecloth) estirar(picture) enderezar(picture) poner derechohe straightened his tie — se enderezó la corbata
- that hem needs straightening — hay que igualar / redondear ese dobladillo
- I've had my teeth straightened — me he hecho enderezar los dientes
- straighten your back — ponte derecho
- He relinquished the hope of ever straightening out people like me.
- He told the court that his parents, a social worker and a farm manager, had sat him down and talked to him about straightening up his act.
- Anyway, we are indebted to Pope Gregory XIII for straightening up the calendar.
- If your house is always cluttered, resolve to clean or straighten up one room a week, or perhaps resolve never to go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink.
- He ran his fingers through his short, chocolate hair before straightening his desk and heading home.
- It is amusing to see that pedestrians would rather make a long detour to avoid the clutter than straighten up the mess.
- He straightened his tie, adjusted the suit coat fractionally, and marched back toward the elevators.
- As I was straightening my skirt Fiona swept into the room looking slightly ragged.
- He had joined the company as a high-tech troubleshooter, an expert in straightening out these sorts of kinks.
- Candy got up uncomfortably from her bus seat, and straightened her ruffled skirt.
- He straightened his tie in the mirror and again afforded himself a smile.
- After the road straightens, look for a spacious car park on the left.
- One suspects that straightening up the leadership in the schools would have a strong positive influence on the school system.
- So Jake pulled a piece of paper from his pocket, placed it in front of him on the lectern, straightened his tie and coughed nervously.
- The average identity theft victim spends 175 hours straightening out the mess.
- He flattened his hair, straightened his tie, and turned to Jane with a blank face.
- Bryant smiled and closed up the files and different things he was working on before straightening them on his desk and rising to his feet.
- The road straightened and led them between the walls of more very fancy-looking estates.
- The pain is still there, and I can't really straighten my back anymore.
- I pressed my lips together, straightening out my thoughts and choosing my words carefully, trying very hard not to be angry.
- Stepping back, she straightened the bow tie and brushed the lint off the lapels of his jacket.
- As the road straightened the van pulled out and blasted past.
- In the two weeks she's been here she's been straightening out anything around the house that isn't perfect.
- And Tony's had no problem recognizing and straightening out the kid's intransigence in previous seasons.
- She gave a smile, walked over to her son and smoothed out his tie and straightened his jacket.
- The mine company straightened the river, which used to run right through the park.
- While Travis' mother is at work, he straightens up the house and looks after his younger brother.
- The governor has asked you to head up a bipartisan group to look at straightening out California's terrible fiscal situation.
- You know, they straightened out the Mississippi River in places, to make room for houses and livable acreage.
- Libby quickly straightened her hair and smoothed out the blanket across her lap.
- He has to travel to Bangalore at least once, in order to straighten things out and get his money.
- He straightened his tie and rose from the chair again.
- She straightened the collar of his shirt in a very motherly sort of way.
- Flynn hesitated for a moment before slowly straightening her back and shutting the fridge door.
- I waited until he had gone around the corner before I sat down in his chair and proceeded to organize his desk a little, straightening out a pile of papers here, wiping away a crumb there.
- There was a moment of silence before Harvey finally coughed and straightened his tie.
- Out of habit, Meg straightened the white apron tied over her black dress and patted her hair to be sure her long auburn locks were pulled back neatly in a low ponytail.
- He found her in her library straightening things on her desk.
- At five o'clock I straightened my desk and was about to head out to the elevator.
- This was the beginning to straightening out her life.
2(tidy)(papers/room) arreglar(papers/room) ordenar(bed) estirar(bed) arreglar
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