In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de hilos, cabello)tangleun ovillo hecho una maraña — a tangled ball of wool
2(de arbustos, malezas)mi jardín es una verdadera maraña — my garden is a real tangle of weeds / is a real jungle
- con un machete se abrió paso en la maraña — he hacked his way through the tangled vegetation with a machete
3(lío, confusión)el argumento es una maraña de personajes y relaciones — the plot is a complicated / tangled web of characters and relationships
- no sé cómo entiende esta maraña de números — I don't know how he can understand this mess / jumble of numbers
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