gnarly
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (knotted)
a. nudoso (wood, hands or fingers)
Micah looked at the woman's gnarly hands and wondered how old she was.Micah miró las manos nudosas de la mujer y se preguntó cuántos años tendría.
b. lleno de nudos (wood)
The piece of gnarly oak was very difficult to work with but the result was sensational.Fue difícil trabajar ese trozo de roble lleno de nudos, pero el resultado fue sensacional.
c. retorcido (tree or branch)
The gnarly trees in the forest began to look sinister as night fell.Los árboles retorcidos del bosque empezaron a cobrar un aspecto siniestro según iba anocheciendo.
2. (difficult)
a. espinoso
There are still some gnarly issues to be discussed before an agreement is signed.Todavía quedan temas espinosos que discutir antes de poder firmar un acuerdo.
b. enrevesado
The engineers spent the weekend solving some gnarly coding problems.Los ingenieros pasaron el fin de semana resolviendo unos enrevesados problemas de codificación.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(excellent)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. genial
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
There were some gnarly waves this morning.Había unas olas geniales esta mañana.
b. chévere
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
¡That was gnarly, man!¡Eso estuvo chévere, mano!
c. guay
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Wow, that's gnarly, dude!¡Hala, qué guay, tío!
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