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(sound)estrépito masculinoestruendo masculinothere was a loud smash as he dropped the plates — los platos se le cayeron con gran estrépito
- the smash of the waves on the rocks — el ruido de las olas al romper contra las rocas
- Miss Ul Haq said she heard a smash, Mr Derbyshire ran into the pub and Syed was in shock.
- Victor braced himself, ducked and leaped to the ogre's side as the hammer crashed into the ground with a loud smash.
- There was a fast drop in temperature, a creaking sound echoed throughout the room, and then a smash.
- The sudden smash of something glass forewarned he was returning past the bathroom.
- Her neighbour heard a smash and ran out to see the boys running away from his car, the window was smashed.
- Any humour in the retreat was abruptly shattered by the loud smash of a plate glass window by an excitable ram who was wilfully battering his head into it.
- Miss Ul Haq said Syed put his hands up to protect himself, she heard a smash and Mr Derbsyhire ran into the pub.
- The truck did a quick roll and landed with a crashing smash onto its side.
- Then, I heard the smash of someone breaking the small pane of glass next to the door.
- Shrugging Antonio started to walk by the room when he heard the smash of something that sounded like glass.
1.2British (collision)choque masculino
- Friends of a teenager who died in a car smash have called on the driver, who disappeared after the accident, to give himself up.
- There was a smash on the motorway this morning and so there was a lengthy delay.
- The accident rate on the Ipswich Motorway is so bad that motorists using the road have up to a 50/50 chance of being delayed because of a smash on any given day.
- Crashes can often be predicted long before the eventual smash.
- A driver has died after a horror smash in which his car careered off a quiet country road.
- She was involved in a horrific smash, crashing into two cars which had already been involved in an accident.
- Neither of the friends was wearing a seat belt and they could have been watching a dashboard DVD system when the smash took place, an inquest heard.
- A woman lies trapped in an upturned station wagon, numb from the impact of a car smash.
- In a separate accident two women were fighting for their lives in hospital after their car collided with another vehicle in a head-on smash in Rochdale.
- If we had capsized we would have had to survive the impact of a car smash, get out, and then get to the boat.
- Two men had a miracle escape after surviving a smash which turned a car into a fireball
- The father-of-two was killed on June 10 in a smash with another vehicle when he was driving to Denver airport.
- And if you think about it, what makes up the cost of motor premiums is the cost of fixing smashes, and the cost of parts keeps going up because a lot of them are imported, the exchange rate impacts on that.
- A Chapmanslade motorist lost control of his van in a snowstorm moments before he was killed in a head-on smash, an inquest heard on Monday.
- The worst crash in the Western Bay in 17 months claimed the lives of three men in a head-on smash near Te Puke yesterday.
- A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two people died and a third was seriously injured in a car smash.
- There is going to be a smash; it's too late to avoid it; let the other lot stay in the driver's seat for now.
- A call has been made for a complete overhaul of school transport safety after more than 50 children were involved in a horror smash on Friday afternoon.
- This Friday we go straight to the train smash in New South Wales.
- Police said the car was forced on to its side by the impact of the smash, but the driver made off when the vehicle fell back onto four wheels.
2.1(blow)golpe masculinoI gave him a smash on the jaw with my fist — le di un puñetazo en la mandíbula
- Players get launched into the air, take forearm smashes, and land with such force, gamers will grimace for weeks at the wreck of bodies left in its wake.
- The Duke took this as a good sign and attempted to walk around the Marvel once more and was met for his troubles with a forearm smash to the chest that almost knocked him off his feet.
- So we may look forward once again to the forearm smash being deployed at the line-out by the master of that particular black art.
- A forearm smash from Richard Morales earned him an instant red.
- Playoffs hockey can be blunt, like a forearm smash to the chin.
2.2(in tennis, badminton, squash)smash masculinoremate masculinoremache masculino
- After some long serving from Christine Dunne and a great smash from Aodainn Crowe, the sides were level at 10-10.
- The second-youngest of IG Made Sumandra and Asni Anggraini's four children said that she preferred using rallies and lobs to make up for her powerless smashes in winning a point.
- In tennis, there is the forehand, the backhand, the overhead smash and the drop volley, all with a different grip.
- A smash in badminton is more like a punch in boxing than a smash in tennis.
- Henman attacks Sanchez's serve from the outset and gets the first break of the match with a chip and charge, a deft volley and an impressive smash.
3coloquial(success)exitazo masculino coloquialher latest single is a smash — su último disco es un exitazo coloquial
- Gerry Rafferty - he of the 1970s smash Baker Street - is selling up in the town before he has even moved in.
- Buster Poindexter released his cover version three years later, which went on to become an international smash.
- Felim is best known for his part as actor and musician on the smash hit film ‘The Commitments’.
- The film was a smash hit, garnering nine Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture.
- The consequence, as you might surmise, was an impressive series of financial smashes in my early twenties.
- The London production of The Producers - starring Nathan Lane on short notice - seems to be a smash.
- That the film has been a smash hit in its homeland Sweden only proves that its characterisations are rock solid.
- The ad, for John Smith's bitter, sees Kay return to his table with a tray of drinks in a packed nightclub as the crooner performs his smash hit Release Me.
- Two years later, the show was a smash; it introduced dance crazes like the Bunny Hop, and Horn had received an award from TV Guide.
- Though the film was not a smash hit during its theatrical run, I believe it will garner a vast and appreciative audience on DVD.
- The brothers danced together in the smash Broadway revue Eubie! in 1978 and again on the big screen in Cotton Club.
- A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Head Games transfers to the Oval House Theatre, from Wednesday, February 12.
- The smash hit disco film is to finish a 17-week run at Studio 1 and 2.
- Supported by innovative marketing, the film was a smash hit.
- Jonathan Antin is the face of the smash Bravo series ‘Blow Out’ and the name behind a line of hair care products.
- When he auditioned he did not realise until later that the backing track he had recorded at the audition was the smash hit Lola.
- The film was a smash hit and the dancers have high hopes that the ballet version of the drama will repeat that success in China.
- There's a new movie based on a hit Broadway play that was based on an earlier movie about a Broadway play that's supposed to flop, but it's an unexpected smash.
- It has been a dance-floor smash ever since Tall Paul dropped the track last year at London's super club Turnmills.
- Various songs could make huge singles, but ‘Girl’ in particular, a rolling guitar rave as ode to summer, looks like a viable smash.
- The show was such a smash in London that Mendes revived it in Manhattan in 1998 where it became a phenomenon.
1(break)(furniture) romper(furniture) destrozar(car) destrozar(glass) romper(glass) (into small pieces) hacer añicos
- They then smashed their playstation, broke the kitchen table in bits and ripped up a load of magazines and threw the pages all over the ground.
- A crowd of youths ran riot on The Inch estate, engaging in running street battles, smashing windows and breaking into cars.
- Schoolchildren have been left devastated after their new Wendy house was smashed up by yobs.
- Barry takes out his frustration by breaking and smashing things or randomly bursting into tears.
- He gets aggressive and smashes things and shouts a lot.
- They were rescued when firemen put ladders up to the bedroom window, smashed the glass and guided the trio to safety.
- But, after cutting through a wire fence and then smashing a window the thieves stole a box containing the pictures, two generators and a disabled ramp.
- Less than 90 minutes later, thieves smashed a window at Colchester Optical Centre in Red Lion Yard and snatched designer glasses from a display.
- The first few of them came into our garden, right to our front door, where they picked up a large filled flowerpot, took it a few yards up the road and smashed it to pieces.
- The offender smashed a plate glass window to enter the premises.
- Thieves had attempted to break through the front door of building before smashing a stained glass window.
- And earlier this month New Road Methodist Chapel in Heys Lane, Blackburn, fell victim to vandals who smashed stained glass windows.
- He got his ladder and climbed up to the window where Sarah had smashed the glass.
- In the overnight rioting, about 100 attackers set fire to Redfern railway station, torched a car and smashed windows.
- He said the thieves had smashed the windows and shutters, and damaged pictures on walls inside the unit.
- Keith Moon would throw his drumsticks into the audience and Pete Townshend would smash his guitar to pieces.
- Nothing was taken but thieves smashed a driver's-side window to gain entry to the car.
- After realising there was no money or valuables to be taken, they smashed another stained glass window.
- In the past year windows have been smashed, practice nets damaged and the clubhouse daubed with graffiti.
- After seeing a hand at the bedroom window he smashed the glass and reached inside, briefly touching someone's fingers.
2(destroy)(rebellion/revolution) aplastar(rebellion/revolution) sofocar(drug racket/spy ring) acabar con(spy ring/drug racket) desarticular(illusions/hopes) echar por tierra(hopes/illusions) destruirsmash racism! — ¡abajo el racismo!
- he smashed the world record — batió / rompió el record mundial
- I know that a lot of people in Yorkshire will always blame Nottinghamshire for the outcome but the man who smashed the greatest union this country has ever seen was Arthur Scargill.
- The Howard government was involved in a conspiracy with stevedoring companies to smash the Maritime Union of Australia several years ago.
3.1(hit, drive forcefully)he smashed his fist into my face — me pegó un puñetazo en la cara
- I smashed my fist through the window — rompí la ventana de un puñetazo
3.2(in tennis, badminton, squash)rematarremachar
- Someone passed me the ball, I jumped up as high as possible and smashed the ball as hard as I could.
- Lucas smashed his squash ball hard against the wall with his racket.
- Woosnam is at the top of a sport that has changed enormously since he first played, a determined farmer's boy who loved to smash the ball as hard as he could.
1(shatter)(glass/wood) hacerse pedazosit smashed into a thousand pieces — se hizo añicos
- And then the back panel of the frame fell out and the glass fell onto the floor and smashed into a million pieces.
- His large, meaty hand grabbed the lamp and he threw it at the wall, causing it to smash into a million pieces.
- Anyway as I was doing it I knocked a glass lamp from a small table and it smashed to tiny pieces on the parquet floor, it made a huge bang.
- He leapt to another roof, just as a large rock smashed into pieces on the ground where he was.
- The plate smashed into three pieces as he flung it at the television.
- She dropped her glass on the floor watching it as it smashed into 1,000 pieces.
- The mirror shattered instantly, smashing to the ground with a thunderous crash.
- When the plate is smashed into hundreds of pieces, we do not find that one piece contains the bird's wing, and another piece the bird's beak.
- Calissa fell to the floor, her glass of wine smashing into a hundred pieces.
- Instead, they all toppled over the side of the counter, smashing into billions of pieces onto the floor.
- The mirror smashed, sending pieces of tiny glass in every direction and littering the ground.
- It smashed on the hard floor, and I stepped back to avoid the broken pieces on my bare feet.
- Modern safety standards require shatterproof glass, which won't smash into sharp shards - but older furniture may well have plain glass.
- Stine slammed an already small piece of tile quite harshly onto the board causing it to smash into billions of pieces.
- Before I realise it the glass has left my hand and reaches the middle of the room, smashing to pieces on the floor.
- He jumped with the shock of the noise, dropping his torch to the floor where the lens and bulb smashed on the hard floor with a single spark of power.
- He reached over and caught it before it smashed into a million pieces without spilling a drop.
- Something was thrown at the ground and smashed into pieces.
- The glass shattered as it smashed against the floorboards.
- He whacked the nail so hard on the head, it smashed into pieces.
2(crash)to smash against/into sth — estrellarse / chocar contra algo
- In fact, we're going to take just a little bit of a look down the beach; you can see the waves smashing into the beach.
- More than 30 people were taken to hospital yesterday after a crowded underground train smashed into a tunnel wall when it derailed in central London.
- She shot down the road backwards before smashing into the wall of a front garden five doors down the street.
- Frank Davies, aged 79, was showered with flying masonry as he lay in his bed when the Mazda smashed into the bedroom wall of the bungalow.
- The man stepped around a corner, and Ralier barreled after him, smashing into the wall as he turned.
- Police and tax officials watched stunned as a white van man smashed up his vehicle on a York street rather than hand it over to road tax enforcers.
- Sheids got a nice surge and floated effortlessly in and around the back of the jump off rock, scrambling up onto it before the next wave smashed into it sending a huge plume of spray into the air.
- Fierce headwinds driving against currents produced steep-fronted waves that smashed into the fleet as it struggled to reach the finish line.
- She says that the insurance inspector has evidence that all the times that he's smashed up the car over the last year haven't been accidents.
- As the waves smashed against the pillars of the floating barge, I noticed the driftwood that was totally at the mercy of the current.
- Look at the sheer force of the waves as they smashed into the coast line just feet from the road.
- Sobirin, 36, was sleeping at around 8 p.m. when the strong current smashed through the walls of his home.
- At Galveston, at the storm's northern edge, waves smashed over the 17-foot seawall that guards the city from the gulf.
- The fight was over when his face smashed into the hard floor.
- He told her Jamie, who had been visiting the resort with his Thai wife Noi, had been taken to hospital with broken ribs after the waves smashed into his beachside hut.
- As he fell face-first his mouth smashed against the hard corner of the table, chipping a front tooth.
- It then smashed head on into a tree, breaking it in half, before ploughing into some railings.
- Her arm stopped her head from smashing into the hard pavement.
- Rain is slashing slantwise, mixing with spray from waves smashing into jetty walls.
- An elderly couple caught up in the Asian tsunami while holidaying in Sri Lanka have spoken about their terror as the giant killer waves smashed into their luxury resort.
- Thousands of pounds of damage has been inflicted on her property - her car has been smashed up more than a dozen times.
- She and her husband and two children escaped with cuts and bruises after a wave smashed through the windscreen of their van.
- A couple who flew into Manchester Airport told of their miracle escape after a 20 ft tidal wave smashed into their Sri Lankan hotel.
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