In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(blow)porrazo masculino coloquialgolpe masculinomadrazo masculino México coloquialshe gave herself a bash on the head — se dio un porrazo en la cabeza coloquial
- Top be honest I was a little bit tired, I suppose every one of us on the Great Britain team was, but we were all ready to give it a bash again.
- You live and learn about these things and I would probably have a better bash at it second time around.
- Children will get the opportunity to have a bash at a range of activities to learn how to stay safe when cycling.
- Think I'll have a bash at some more of those in the coming weeks.
- The oaf wouldn't know the difference between a crotchet, a quaver, and a bash in the chops with a bassoon.
- If he hadn't said to me on Thursday ‘Gaffer I'll give it a bash!’
- On a bright and breezy Sunday five Ilkley Harriers made the trip over to have a bash at the nine miles, 2,000 ft Half Tour of Pendle Fell Race.
- Her head hit the pavement with a muffled bash, and she was knocked unconscious.
- Their amazing efforts started in June 2004 when the group decided to have a bash at breaking the record £10,000 previously raised by doing so.
- So do have a bash at it, even if you're not 100% confident of your answers.
- There was a time when the O-list was so long and preposterous that virtually anyone could have a bash at winning Olympic gold.
- It's still on my to-do list, though I suspect that I might have a bash at the guitar next.
- And the Treasurer wasn't to be left out, he too wanted to have a bash at Mark Latham.
- If I'm selected and get the job, I'll probably have a bash at it but I'm not putting my hand up.
- I'd like to have a bash at playing Gustav von Aschenbach in Death In Venice, please.
- Ok, that's me done - if you want a bash then leave me a comment saying ‘interview me’ and I'll spend a good few hours thinking up suitable questions for you.
- His reward was a bash in the head with the butt of a gun.
1.2British (dent)abolladura femeninomadrazo masculino México coloquial
2(party)juerga femenino coloquial
- Last-minute vacations, end-of-season backyard bashes and back-to-school prep time are keeping you mighty busy.
- All the food I made for her bash was Californian and I tried to create a layered ‘California Roll Salad’ with fresh crab meat, avocado and seaweed.
- ShowBiz Ireland would like to wish Ray a Happy 30th and thank all of you who attended and help make the party the bash of the year…
- Glenn, 58, whose 18-year-old daughter wants to act, also says she felt uncomfortable attending star-studded bashes like the Oscars because of the pressure to look good.
- Matty Graham's New Year's Eve was ruined after he was dealt a sucker punch during a beer-fuelled bash.
- Her family and friends, along with staff at St. Joseph's, had a right old party bash celebrating the occasion.
- Green, who chartered a plane for all 200 guests, is no stranger to hiring top stars to perform at his bashes.
- The party in 2001 was not held due to a committee restructure, and is the only year in the last 17 years that Tropical Fruits have not held their annual bash.
- This bash is being held this weekend as it is close to the 20th anniversary of the football team's first ‘European tour’ to Lloret De Mar in Spain.
- The ‘American Pie’ beauty - who is frequently snapped at star-studded bashes - claims she prefers spending time with people outside the movie industry.
- But doesn't opening up the Lord Mayor's official residence for corporate bashes smack slightly of commercialism?
- My birthday party was a joint bash with a good friend from College, the English Civil War Historian.
- Of course in my case I only let some party people know that a couple of us were having a pre party party before the main bash.
- As well as great music and dance the birthday bash will feature a yummy supper, raffles, lucky door prizes and other activities.
- Two well known locals last week celebrated with a birthday bash.
- While a certain level of high spirits is expected at these bashes, it is considered bad form to become overly tired and emotional.
- New York Social Diary is your link to the parties, events, openings, launches, shindigs, bashes, and general social whirlwind that is the East Coast social scene.
- The event was a birthday bash for KIK Corp. supremo and new Toronto Argonauts owner David Cynamon, who chartered the Air Canada jet.
- A grand bash to celebrate his birthday was held in a posh hotel only five days earlier.
- He has done it all, from corporate bashes to wild parties and from product launches to music shows.
3Britanico(attempt)come on, have a bash! — ¡vamos, inténtalo / haz la prueba!
- I'll give it a bash — haré la prueba
1(hit)pegarle ashut up or I'll bash your face (in)! — ¡cállate o te parto la cara! coloquial
- I bashed my knee on / against the door — me reventé la rodilla contra la puerta
- bash the ice with a stone — machaque el hielo con una piedra
- Keep your eye on these hooks: sometimes even their incredibly sharp points can bend over when the current bashes them against hard rocks.
- The men we've interviewed from Bexley say they were beaten and bashed by officers in the home, do you accept that this did take place?
- ‘Well, you did scream it at him as you attempted to throttle him while bashing his head into hard concrete,’ Jay told me, grinning.
- So perhaps we should bash them, but just not too hard.
- While he was preoccupied, I took the rocks out of my pocket, one in each hand, and bashed them on each side of his head as hard as I could.
- The sudden lurch of the car caused Kirsten to fly forward violently in her seat, bashing her leg off the dashboard.
- She screamed at the top of her lungs and bashed her head into the pillar as hard as she could.
- He grinned as he wrapped his arms around her - that stopped mid-way when he felt a hard broom bashed at the back of his head.
- When I came to I saw that I had bashed the guy pretty hard, at one glance I could see that I had broken his jaw.
- On the other hand, if the pegs turn out to be a bit too square and the holes too round, then the harder you try to bash the one into the other, the more you'll end up just making a mess.
- I slammed it again, much harder, and suddenly I'm bashing my wrist against the corner of the wall with all my strength, quickly and repeatedly.
- A chunk of carrot fell onto the Locum's head as, raising it in the air, I brought it down as hard as I could and bashed the toy to pieces.
- Even from across the busy road, I could see that each convulsion jerked his body, stretched out dangerously in the traffic, and caused his head to bash against the hard tarmac, grazing it.
- At the moment the keys on the piano are bashed rather hard.
- Hard drives don't like being bashed around in bags or boots of cars, so be very careful with this baby.
- I had forgot how much fun bashing the drums really hard is.
- Tasson bashed Shein's head with his fist, hard enough that Shein fell over unconscious.
- Pretty sad, in a way, because like most frustrated men - it was quite common - he used to beat her, bash her, right?
- Hex slowly emerged from his car and had apparently bashed his head hard against the steering wheel, for his head was bleeding.
- I never got bashed about there like I do down here.
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- Just as academe got bashed for appropriating jazz, this show will face criticism for its heady approach.
- The critics who bash Harrington the most tend to overlook the problems Detroit has had with its passing game since his arrival.
- Critics who bash such films as Happy Times as being heavy-handed misinterpret the key differences between Eastern and Western cinema.
- There's nothing the London theatre critics like more than to bash Edinburgh's hyped-up hits once they reach the southern capital.
- She babbled on and on about ‘liberals’ who spend all their time bashing the right and slandering the right and spouting lies about the right.
- Wendy was busy inventing new insults with which to bash Nats.
- The source said Mr Mandelson had been referring to Mr Chirac when he criticised the tactic of ‘constantly bashing Brussels’.
- A mysterious Internet Web site suddenly appeared, replete with altered newspaper headlines bashing Gardner and other union critics who were running for the board.
- I for one, am hoping to see better posts, less attacks and bashing and more concerns for the topic matter.
- So Peter Beinart is the New Republic editor who is getting beat on by Michelle Malkin for remarks he made bashing a bunch of talk radio guys going to Iraq.
- At the same time, Bush's remarks were bashed by scientists and advocates for the separation of church and state.
- If Metallica's Lars Ulrich paused from bashing Napster to cogently denounce the Iraq war - as Wino has capably done - we would revise our opinion of the man.
- I expect I'll see his writings on the topic about the same time that he links to one of the critics who have disagreed with his posts bashing Kass and the Council.
- Yet even knee deep in slush, Kelly soldiers on, bashing errant boyfriends, railing against the media machine and tapping an expansive geyser of teenage venom.
- This success has caused Sun to put more and more emphasis on services - a strategy it had typically shied away from, preferring to bash IBM's services attack instead.
- U.S. efforts to bash Beijing reveal a remarkable ignorance about economics.
- Critics also bashed the law for limiting access to information and privacy.
- For the past ten minutes of lunch, he'd been indiscriminately bashing anything worth insulting, and he'd made even the more conservative among us laugh.
- Although not a lawyer himself, he's made a remarkable career out of bashing the profession.
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