In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(nudo/lazo) to untie(lazo/nudo) to undo
1.2(persona) to untie(perro) to let … loose(perro) to let … off the leash
2.1literary(pasiones/cólera) to unleash
2.2(crisis) to spark off(crisis) to trigger(crisis) to precipitate formal(revuelta) to cause(revuelta) to spark off(polémica) to provoke(polémica) to give rise tohan desatado una campaña de ataques contra ella — they have launched a campaign of attacks against her
1.1(nudo/lazo/cordones) to come undone(cordones/lazo/nudo) to come untied(caballo/perro) to get loose
1.2(persona) to untie oneself
1.3(persona/cordones/zapatos) to untie(persona/cordones/zapatos) to undo
2.1literary(pasiones/ira/furia) to be unleashed(furia/pasiones/ira) to be let looselos nervios se desataron — tempers flared
2.2se desató en insultos contra nosotros — he let fly at us with a string of insults
2.3(polémica/crisis) to erupt(polémica/crisis) to flare up(revuelta) to break outuna ola de violencia se ha desatado en todo el país — a wave of violence has broken out throughout the country
2.4(tormenta/temporal) to break
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