In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(uncertain)he explained it twice, but I'm still rather unclear — lo explicó dos veces, pero todavía no lo tengo muy claro
- to be unclear about sth
- I'm unclear about his intentions — no estoy muy seguro de sus intenciones
- he was unclear about his reasons for doing it — no dio una explicación muy clara de sus motivos
- I'm unclear (as to) what I should do — no tengo muy claro qué debo hacer
- The court heard it was unclear if the turkey cooking was the sole cause of the outbreak.
- It is unclear whether ADS will make it any easier for Chinese people to get visas.
- It is still unclear how the crisis between Syria and Lebanon will evolve.
- The clear mild waters around many of the areas hit by the tsunami have made them popular with divers and it remains unclear how many were killed.
- It's unclear how easy it is to pass on the virus between outbreaks or when you have no symptoms.
- The precise origin of the Royal meeting is unclear, but the first four-day meeting took place in 1768.
- Hence, it is unclear how much of the current rise in investor demand is merely deferred demand from the end of last year.
- The ownership of the site is unclear, leading to difficulties in attempts to remove the Travellers.
- At that time it was unclear whether he had a capable team around him.
- It is unclear when these steps will be taken or what they will entail.
- However, the role of BRs in cell division remains unclear, as contradictory results have been reported.
- It is also now quite unclear who actually has the final word: the European Commission or the Council of Ministers.
- However, it's unclear whether that was with his intimidators or his friends.
- It was unclear from the newspaper report whether Beijing is offering to pay to build the line on the Pakistani side.
- This compromise was put by Mr Latham himself, but what's still unclear is how far Labor is determined to go.
- Samuel's role remains unclear, but his real allegiance seems increasingly obvious.
- But the long-term future still remains unclear, which is something of a disappointment.
- The foundation said the effects of the spill on the island's fragile environment were still unclear.
- Personhood is no doubt an open-ended concept that defies philosophic analysis in unclear cases.
- The details of the incident are as yet still unclear, but it would seem that the boy began to cross the road, in front of stationary traffic.
2(obscure)poco claroconfusothe meaning is unclear — el significado no está claro
- It was all very unclear, and I really didn't understand why they did it.
- Exactly how they determine what is and isn't a blog is unclear.
- How the hell I make easy use of it as a blog creator remains unclear as of my last visit to their site.
- It's unclear how a Segway makes it easier to stop and talk to people than say a car or bike also resting at a hotel or person's house.
- The walkie-talkie was very hard to understand, with a lot of static, and very unclear.
- Through the open doorway, he heard the voice of Aline Fulke but her words were unclear.
- Given all the bureaucracy and complex or unclear rules that currently exist, this is more than welcome.
- Manchester Crown Court heard that the reason he was targeted was unclear and the attack could have been without motive.
- Evidence to the inquiries showed that the law and the way it was understood was unclear.
- The story is a bit unclear, but as I understand it, she was just standing at the kitchen counter when she fell on her bum.
- Though it is unclear why there should be such a marked difference, 3G masts transmit at higher frequencies.
- As a matter of fact the understanding is quite unclear in this area of Riba al-Fadl as well, like it is in others.
- Today, these students of compassion are gone again, their identity uncertain and their aim unclear.
- The Indian High Commission in London said the hijackers' demands were unclear.
- At present, several major aspects of our understanding of the northern New Zealand area are unclear.
- The exact number of ones with problems is unclear from the articles but it seems to be a handful out of many at best.
- The language of poverty and misery is unclear and uncomfortable.
- Her head felt muzzy and everything was so unclear… was that thunder she heard in the distance?
- It remains unclear why Askar Akaev decided to leave under such humiliating circumstances.
- A motive for any attack is unclear but detectives are looking into both Mr Guilfoyle's private and business lives.
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