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(con respecto a otra cosa)crookedle quedó la nariz torcida — he was left with a crooked nose
- tiene la boca torcida — he has a twisted mouth
- llevas la falda torcida — your skirt isn't straight
- el cuadro está torcido — the picture is on a slant / is askew
- la planta creció torcida — the plant grew crooked / lopsided
- te has hecho la raya torcida — your parting isn't straight
1.2(curvo)bentun alambre/palo torcido — a bent wire/stick
- tiene la columna torcida — she has curvature of the spine
- tiene las piernas torcidas — (para adentro) he is knock-kneed
2(intenciones) devious(intenciones) crookedel hijo menor le salió torcido — his youngest son didn't turn out at all as he had hoped
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