In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be ticklish — tener cosquillas
- The constant public childish bickering that had been going on between them ever since Matt had grown so irritable and ticklish some months ago could not have gone unnoticed.
2(problem/situation) peliagudo(problem/situation) delicado
- Again, kudos o'plenty are definitely in order for your discrete handling of a very ticklish situation.
- A ticklish moment was that these residencies were situated close to the President's personal apartments.
- The theatre's always been a bit of a ticklish subject with me.
- But soon during her lecture she had to face a ticklish question posed by the girls.
- In the case of the Philippines when you talk about population, it's a ticklish issue, as you know, it's a controversial issue.
- The second question is more ticklish because it is anchored in politics.
- On the subject of ID cards: it seems that the majority of people to whom I have spoken on this ticklish subject do not want to be controlled.
- On another level, in my job, some very strange situations arise - including some very ticklish ethical dilemmas.
- It was also important, he said, that the ticklish issue of who stages the opening ceremony and the final be settled by the end of the year.
- That reaction demonstrates the ticklish situation the press finds itself in during wartime, when the interaction between press and government comes into stark relief.
- In addition, there is the ticklish problem of reparations.
- It does leave race-goers here facing a potentially ticklish problem, however.
- Dalkin, executive director of the ABC, was a man in command when it came handling the potentially ticklish issue.
- However suspiciously we might regard cricket administrators, there is reason enough to believe that this change is a sincere and honest attempt at solving one of the most chronic and ticklish problems the game has faced.
- Parental fitness is a ticklish subject in the assisted-fertility community.
- Considering that road-widening is forever a ticklish issue in the State, what is the way out?
- ‘In terms of the allegations, this is a very ticklish situation, and what we are trying to do is get all the available opinions, including some legal advice,’ he said.
- She says that companies like InfoSpace are now in a ticklish situation.
- Normally he wouldn't have hesitated to go to his little brother for help, but this situation was a little ticklish, and he didn't think he could count on Joe not to start laughing.
- But that creates the ticklish media management problem of whether to say that the new versions are tougher (because that implies the older ones were soft).
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