An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (having lots of tangles)
a. lleno de nudos
My hair was really knotty when I woke up this morning.Esta mañana me desperté con el pelo lleno de nudos.
b. nudoso
The dog needs to go to the groomer. His hair is getting knotty.El perro tiene que ir al peluquero. Su pelo se está poniendo nudoso.
2. (full of imperfections)
a. nudoso
What am I supposed to do with all this knotty lumber? This is useless to me. Send it back to the hardware store.¿Qué se supone que voy a hacer con toda esta madera nudosa? No me sirve de nada. Devuélvela a la ferretería.
b. lleno de nudos
Wood that's knotty is fine for decoration, but it's not suitable for some purposes.La madera que está llena de nudos está bien para la decoración, pero para algunos propósitos no es adecuada.
3. (difficult)
a. espinoso
If elected, I'm not going to run away from the knotty issues. I'm going to come at them head-on.Si salgo elegido, no voy a huir de las cuestiones espinosas. Las voy a abordar directamente.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (colloquial)
a. espinoso(a) (problem)
knotty [ˈnɒtɪ]
knottier (comparative)knottiest (superlative) [+wood] nudoso; [+problem] espinoso;
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