Quick answer
"Unwinding" is a form of "unwind", a transitive verb which is often translated as "desenrollar". "Winding" is an adjective which is often translated as "serpenteante". Learn more about the difference between "winding" and "unwinding" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (curvy)
a. serpenteante
A winding road descends from the mountains and brings you to quaint little Vermont village.Una carretera serpenteante desciende de las montañas y te lleva a un pueblito pintoresco de Vermont.
b. de caracol (staircase)
To get to the bell tower, you need to climb a winding staircase.Para llegar al campanario, tienes que subir una escalera de caracol.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (bend)
a. el meandro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Though the windings of the river had disoriented the travelers, they knew it would bring them to the sea.Aunque los meandros del río habían desorientado a los viajeros, sabían que los llevaría al mar.
b. la curva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Road to Hana in Hawaii is full of hairpin windings.El Camino a Hana en Hawaii está lleno de curvas muy cerradas.
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unwind
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to unroll)
a. desenrollar
Theo unwound the hose out to the garden to water his plants.Theo desenrolló la manguera para llevarla hasta el jardín y regar sus plantas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to unroll)
a. desenrollarse
If you don't fasten the rope, it will just start to unwind again.Si no atas bien la cuerda, volverá a desenrollarse.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to relax)
a. relajarse
Staying at our friend's vacation house was a great way to unwind for a week.Quedarnos en la casa de veraneo de nuestro amigo fue una forma estupenda de relajarse durante una semana.
b. desconectar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I really needed to unwind after all the stress.Necesitaba desconectar después de tanto estrés.
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