- [wood/stick] tallar I whittled the ends down to a point les saqué punta a los extremos (con una navaja, un cuchillo etc)More example sentences
- He volleyed as if he was using his racket to whittle wood, slicing this way and that and caressing the ball into submission.
- We were forced to hotfoot it to Borneo, where we lived on the edge of the jungle for the next twenty years, whittling wood into supposedly erotic shapes that we then sold as tribal trinkets.
- The Americans of the volunteers joked about how whittling wood was an American habit.
- verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (reduce) [funds/resources] ir* mermando; [influence] ir* reduciendo or disminuyendo; [rights] ir* menoscabando gambling had whittled away his savings el juego le había ido mermando or [colloquial/familiar] comiendo los ahorros 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio to whittle away
atsth ir* minando or socavando algo these failures have been whittling away at her self-confidence estos fracasos han ido minando or socavando su confianza en sí misma he sat there whittling away at a stick estaba allí sentado tallando una vara
whittle downverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
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...
Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.