- (nerves) [colloquial/familiar] to have the collywobbles estar* nerviosísimo, tener* canguelo (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], tener* culillo (Colombia, Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar], tener* ñáñaras (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
- Tracking the progress of the Merced-Itanium will cause many an attack of the collywobbles for commentators.
- Throwing himself into one of the office's numerous squashy chairs, Irvine admits to a last - minute attack of the collywobbles.
- In spite of Littbarski's collywobbles there was no doubt that the Germans had the stomach for the task.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.