In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unfasten)(buckle/jacket/button) desabrochar(zipper) abrir(parcel/knot) desatar(parcel/knot) deshacer(shoelaces) desatar(shoelaces) desamarrar Latin America River Plate(knitting/seam) deshacer
2.1(put right)(wrong) reparar(wrong) enmendarthe damage cannot be undone — el daño es irreparable
- Now they are trying to undo some of the damage at the very last minute, with rushed legislation.
- Even the most effective memory enhancer can't undo the damage resulting from a careless lifestyle or uncontrolled medical conditions.
- It will be difficult or impossible to undo the damage by means of a retrospective external inquiry.
- As for the Johnson brothers, the damage can never be undone.
- After erasing the logo I could see her clearly, but it took a while for her to be convinced that the damage had been undone.
- Their work may be undone as a result of the popular will.
- The Indian government team lost a lot of ground and successive efforts were devoted to undoing some of this damage.
- Mr Foxman accepted the apology, but many predict it will be difficult to undo the damage.
- No matter how many millions of pounds are spent on Blackburn town centre the damage cannot be undone and the shopkeepers are paying the price in loss of trade.
- But I am delighted to know that Hollywood, of all places, has now undone much of the damage.
- The Democrats are strongly opposed to the measures that undo many of the agreements that were struck during the original diesel package in 1999.
- Another benefit is that any spell can be un-cast, any effect can be undone.
- Once a course of action is settled on it is so difficult to undo the momentum of the action and its direction.
- To date, nothing has been discovered to undo the previous UVR damage to the skin.
- Even if Labour lost the referendum, there would be time for the damage to be undone before the 2005 general election.
- One solution is to seek experiences that could undo or reverse the patterns of experience that could have created the unwanted preference.
- The act can never be undone; the damage to the victim is residual and permanent.
- Your father's success in foreign policy was quickly undone by discontent on domestic policies and a bad economy.
- But there is a lot of damage to be undone, a lot of low-income families in serious debt, and the package focuses on rewarding those children with parents in work.
- But this time, it has more to do with rectifying or even undoing some of the damage that resulted from the last international economic movement.
1the knot won't undo — es imposible desatar / deshacer el nudo
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