In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(con una porra)el policía le dio un porrazo — the policeman whacked / clobbered him with his stick (or billy club etc.) coloquial
2(golpe, choque accidental)se pegó un buen porrazo — he banged his head (or arm etc.)
- se pegaron un porrazo contra un árbol — they smashed / crashed straight into a tree
- de porrazo — in one go
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