In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1masculine enredofeminine marañamasculine embrollofeminine marañamasculine laberintomasculine embrolloI tried to comb the tangles out of my hair — traté de desenredarme el pelo
- the ropes lay in a tangle on the floor — las cuerdas estaban hechas una maraña / un enredo en el suelo
- how did your hair get into such a tangle? — ¿cómo se te ha enredado tanto el pelo?
2(muddle, confusion)lío masculineenredo masculineto get into a tangle — armarse un lío
- I'm in such a tangle with these forms — tengo un enredo con estos formularios
- the tangle of bureaucracy — la maraña burocrática
3informal(dispute)lío masculinefollón masculine Spain informal
1(wool/threads) enredar(threads/wool) enmarañarthe bird had tangled itself in the net — el pájaro se había enredado en la red
- to get tangled — enredarse
- my hair got tangled — se me enredó el pelo
- Blood clots are formed by platelets - small shards of old cells which float harmlessly in the blood until they are chemically triggered to stick together in a tangle of threads of fibrin protein.
- This braid is a lot more difficult to accomplish if your hair has tangles or knots.
- As always when she woke up, her hair was a mass of tangles.
- She fought through the tangle of brushwood trying to catch up with her fleeing friend.
- Her hair was a mess of tangles and knots, and she didn't even look up when we entered the room.
- His hair showed an unruly tendency to curl, flipping out at his ears and twisting in tangles.
- I resume brushing the knots and tangles out of his hair and furrow my brow, once again in deep contemplation.
- Her hair was a mass of tangles, sand and sweat caked to her scalp.
- I've spent some time watching the bands, all heaped together in a tangle of charity shop clothing, talking about their music.
- His brown hair was an unruly mass of tangles and knots.
- Instead she smoothed her hair with her hand, calming the dishevelled tangles and knots, and walked back into the empty bedroom.
- Together with their messy tangle of wires they further despoil the view through The Village already made unsightly by the telecom company's previous assaults.
- He pushed his fingers through the damp tangles and twisted the ends with his fingertips.
- His head was thrown back, and his hair was crusted with dried blood and twisted in nasty tangles behind him.
- Break up tangles with a wide-toothed comb or just your fingers.
- Skyscrapers shoot out of the ground like mushrooms overnight, and each humid and often overcast day brings a fresh twist in the tangle of four-lane carriageways that snake through the city.
- I was flushed by the time I pushed heavily through the doors of the library, and my windblown hair was in twists and tangles, not that my appearance bothered me tonight as it rarely ever did.
- These products allow you to simply roll up strands of lights, much like a garden hose holder, so next year you won't have to fight with tangles.
- I brushed the tangles out of the golden locks and French-braided it down my back.
- I looked up, and between the buildings pressed close together and behind the tangle of tram lines, the sky was pink and gold.
- Her music was neither primal punk nor introspective blues but a more complex tangle of emotions shared by both.
- The notion that the tangle of potent and conflicting interests in Americans' medical information could be resolved over such a short period now seems little short of quaint.
- Most cases proved far more difficult, and never escaped the tangle of legal complications that surrounded the issue.
- No, this is not a revelation that unraveled the inexorable tangles of my mind.
- This elegant little book is based on a good idea: to relate the history of the Sydney Opera House as a tangle of architectural, political and cultural narratives.
- Given the tangle of alliances and expectations, this led to war.
- I do think beneath the tangle of consumer culture we do have quite simple needs - love, sex and affection, satisfying work, feelings of progression.
- Again, either way it is quite easy to anticipate an enormous tangle of legal disputes if this proposal were adopted.
- Chapter 3 examines the confused tangle of existing and proposed pipelines, which is far too complex to summarize here.
- The great virtue of his sweeping narrative is that it acknowledges both the complex tangle of loyalties that drove all those who fought in the wars and the importance of events in Scotland and Ireland.
- The lawsuits consist of an immensely complicated tangle of legal proceedings, which need only be outlined here.
- The real evil is the muddle, the tangle of evasions, words, intrigues by which he instinctively seeks to dodge reality.
- All she wanted was to sleep for a week or so and then try sorting out this catastrophic tangle of events.
- He begins a race against time to find the real killer - fighting his way through a tangle of lies and deceit to uncover an act of evil which has destroyed the life of more than one young person.
- Throw in the fact that you need to master a few other programs to support the design software and you have a confusing tangle of programs to learn all at once
- Out of this bewildering tangle, we are fortunate to have extracted a few points of clarity.
- I'm sure a few of you may be getting individual mails about this at some point in the future, but it's a complicated tangle, and I really don't want to go there.
- The reason for the delay is the mess ministers are making of the terrible tangle of complicated regulations in an already rotten piece of legislation.
- Her mind was in a tangle - was being with her worth the anguish of battle?
- One agency attempting to unravel the tangle is the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- It is left to India and China, who have in the past, frittered away their most creative energies in wars and conflicts to rise above their tangles and claim the economic leadership that he is fast abandoning.
- With her ruling early in November, the five-year legal tangle over the future of the Corporation has ended.
- It's a big one, and it's going to cause a massive legal tangle.
- However, since May 2000 the company has been mothballed over ongoing legal tussles and tangles.
- The company's many tangles with the court are well known.
- And they always looked capable of scoring at a set-piece: a messy goalmouth tangle, a muscular header.
- Her husband is a US citizen which takes care of all the legal tangles in her life.
- But the legal tangles and public resistance would always be there.
- He would have to be a very smooth talker to extricate himself from this tangle.
- It's true that having only a few states recognize gay marriage would lead to confusions and legal tangles.
- At one point, to try to help me understand the whole tangle, he pulled out a piece of scrap paper - a flyer announcing a picket of a new fashion store.
- The team's hopes of turning around the final faded in the 83rd minute when the keeper was sent off for violent conduct after clashing with another player in a goalmouth tangle.
- Akin to the Rapunzel character in the classic Grimm fairy tale, the long tresses of this 12th class student from Kollam nearly got her into a serious tangle.
- Once again, we get into these enormous potential legal tangles.
- The report's myriad analyses of bureaucratic tangles, however, indicate a continuing lack of focus.
- Right now the food is rotting and people are starving because of bureaucratic tangles.
- All of that creates a further unnecessary tangle, and potential extra costs in terms of time, money, and compliance for both a staff member and an employer.
- 60 mins: they get in another tangle down on the touchline.
2(muddle, confuse)enredarthe situation has become even more tangled — las cosas están todavía más enredadas
- a tangled affair — un asunto enredado / complicado
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