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(spray)salpicadura femeninoto make a splash — salpicar
- Add corn, reserved dill and a splash of reserved braising liquid and heat through.
- And, what compliments such a look better than a splash of (obviously fake) blood?
- Other signature dishes include braised cod with a splash of rum and sweet and sour eel on potato chips.
- Hell, when they get shot, most of them dig the bullet out of their shoulder themselves, using a tie as a tourniquet and a splash of Jack Daniels to clean out the wound.
- A split second later, she was rewarded by a splash of warm - almost hot - liquid.
- Avocados discolour very quickly, but a splash of acid rubbed or brushed on will slow that process.
- I would be conveniencing myself if I spritzed a splash of French dressing on my shirt before I even entered the store.
- Then Holly discovered she had forgotten her contact lens case and had to improvise with two wine glasses and a splash of saline.
- A splash of cream extinguishes the last of the flames before paper-thin crêpes are warmed in the apple mixture.
- Twenty years ago, grooming meant a fifteen minute visit to the corner barbershop and a splash of Aqua Velva.
- There is even a thing called ‘male grooming’ these days which, apparently, involves more than a testicular scratch and a splash of Old Spice.
- With crunchy spring vegetables, Japanese noodles and a splash of soya sauce, a delicious, low-fat meal can be made in minutes.
- The dumplings wade in a thick peanut mixture with a splash of soy sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
- Medallion man womaniser Farina is forever offering the benefit of his experience, including dubious advice that women love a splash of cologne on a man's testicles.
- The canapé of seafood fritters slipped down nicely with a splash of chilli and coconut cream dip as did the pink smoked duck croutons with their lively mango salsa.
- Instead, I reject the cultural establishment's contention that politics can be rejuvenated by a splash of paint or an arty video slot.
- There's water, obviously, and then there's some salt, a splash of chlorine, a hint of sulphur and a sprig of magnesium.
- He developed high-speed photography, which could freeze a hummingbird in mid-flight or a splash of milk.
- Add the lemon juice, baby capers and a splash of Worcestershire sauce.
- As they walked down the street, they heard a yell, which was followed by a splash of some liquid.
1.2(sound)it fell into the lake with a loud splash — cayó al lago con un sonoro plaf coloquial
- we heard a splash — oímos el ruido de algo al caer al agua
- splash! he fell in — ¡plaf! / ¡zas! se cayó al agua
- Suddenly, Siri heard a large splash of water next to her.
- He had not taken much notice until he heard a splash and the sound of panic-stricken voices.
- As she passed the building, she heard the splash of water.
- She heard a splash as he poured water in the washbowl.
- Before he could do anything he hit water with a loud splash.
- Only at the last moment would they dive into the water with a resounding splash.
- Lunging forwards with all her strength, Cassie pushes Julia backwards into the pool and watches with glee as she reaches the water with a splash.
- It did rain the next day and the village was silent except for the splash of the water on the cobbled streets.
- Valos slowly opened his eyes as he heard the sound of a splash.
- A loud splash of water was heard, and nothing else.
- I heard a soft splash of water, and the soft rubbing of a towel.
- At dusk, I like sitting on the bank of the Grand Canal listening to the soft splashes of water against the ancient Venetian stones.
- The occasional white gull winging its way through the air, the gentle splash of water against the hull, that's all there was to draw our attention away from each other.
- I went back to reading my book until I was interrupted about ten minutes later by the sound of some enormous splashes.
- Then a loud splash sounded and I looked over to the dock to see the girl standing while the boy flailed around in the water.
- When his body was dropped, some men though they heard a human sound come before the splash.
- Then there was a huge splash of water, and that was that.
- He entered with a loud splash, sending water in every direction.
- After the final splash of the corpse hitting the black water below them, she peered over the edge.
- With a hard pull, Sophie landed in the water with a splash.
1.3(paddle, swim)chapuzón masculinowe had a quick splash (around) in the sea — nos dimos un chapuzón en el mar
- A few splashes of water, and I'm feeling a lot better.
- The horses were cantering lightly, making small splashes of water around their hooves.
- He leaned to listen to her splashes, but the water was still.
- Within seconds he was out of the car, running into the river and sending up splashes of water as he waded out to the middle.
- In no time the ground was deep in water, and the splashes from their feet joined the raindrops bouncing roof high.
- The sounds of continuous splashes filled the air.
- We were quiet for a while, the only sound in the kitchen the ticking of the clock and the steady splash of water as I methodically washed the cups.
2.1(small quantity)a splash — un poco
- just a splash of orange juice in the vodka — un poco / un chorrito de zumo de naranja en el vodka
- a splash of paint and it'll be as good as new — con un poco de pintura quedará como nuevo
2.2(mark, patch)salpicadura femeninomancha femeninomanchón masculino
- The city was sprawled out beneath them, a rainbow of earthen hues and bright splashes of colour.
- The attractive berries produced by this popular shrub will brighten up a shady area and provide a splash of colour in the darkest months.
- Add to this a splash of bright colour and the result is nothing short of arresting.
- This wasn't quite as frivolous as it sounds; the standard urban wardrobe of black with white and the occasional splash of bright colour wasn't going to work in the bush.
- First there were a host of tiles, partitions and wall coverings to enhance the look of the room with splashes of bright colour, muted hues and soft lighting.
- Hundreds of ducks brought a splash of colour to an East Yorkshire village - and helped raise hundreds of pounds for the local pre-school.
- Green-fingered gardeners are preparing to add a splash of colour to the Auld Grey Town this summer with their entries for the 2004 Kendal in Bloom competition.
- Darker colours tend to be more appropriate at work although there is no harm in adding a splash of brighter colour with accessories.
- Arriving in Cambridge on a Fulbright Scholarship, she is a splash of brash American colour against a backdrop of a dour Britain in the grip of Fifties austerity.
- Clad in bright and subtle shades, the participants rendered a splash of colour to the stadium that buzzed with activity for the rest of the day.
- Elsewhere in the city, there was a splash of colour in York in the shape of a yellow school bus in Parliament Street - on tour from American book publisher DK.
- Every splash of bright colour has gone back into a drawer not to be glimpsed again until next spring.
- The vibrant costumes and scenery gave bright splashes of cartoonish colour to the scenes and the props, such as hobby horses with nodding heads, were superb.
- Leaving the grey stone of the city, we stepped into a world of resplendent greens with splashes of colour as bright as the auroras themselves.
- For a splash of bright colour it is hard to beat marigolds, Calendula officialis.
- His presence would have added a splash of colour.
- Hanging baskets are a great way of maximising space on a small verandah or patio and provide opportunities for injecting a splash of colour around the house.
- The black and white dress code was given a splash of colour by members of the Army, who attended in their Reds, and Colchester Town Watch appeared in medieval regalia.
- Attached to a branch of a tree were half a dozen green and yellow plastic water containers that provided a splash of colour in the bright, dust coloured landscape.
- Painted a cool white throughout, the apartment provides a blank canvas for buyers, with splashes of bright colours in the soft furnishings.
3Periodismothey've done a front-page splash on it — lo han puesto a toda plana en la primera página
- This was enough to deliver the front page splash in The Sunday Age and Sunday Herald Sun and begin what will be a long and difficult fightback.
- My front-page splash became a three-inch brief on the inside - albeit one that took hours to report.
- The six page splash features the tanned newly-weds barbecueing corn cobs and canoodling poolside.
- ‘A delay may be a diary story for you, for us it's a splash,’ says the man from The Sun.
- This conclusion won't generate the splash headlines and blanket coverage of this past week, which was just as remarkable as the political volte face.
- Agenda-setting front-page splashes started reappearing as well as longer inside reads devoted to issues not normally touched by the Record.
- It's a risk, but if it happens, maybe it beats the thrill of all those front-page splashes and sold-out arenas hands down.
- The Financial Times broke with tradition, using a white-on-black splash headline for the first time in its history.
- The Australian had the most comprehensive coverage with a story by Jane Schulze on the front page below the fold and the splash on the front page of the Media section.
- The splash headline in the virulently anti-war Independent was exultant.
- The front page splash of the Morden Times reveals the town is to get two more police officers, bringing the total to nine.
- Front page splashes on serious crimes in the town centre are giving the police a bad name, officers say.
- For nearly 15 years the media has contributed screaming headlines and front page splashes as well as serious studies.
- The front page splash - the main headline - on the Daily Mail today is about the same story.
- But the front page splash was all about how he had changed his tune on a few key issues such as a pulp mill in Tasmania and American bases.
- Of course, the hard but essential task now will be to maintain the sense of priority and importance about indigenous issues once the front page splashes die away again.
- In the cases above, information was available years before the recent news splashes that would have at least thrown up caution signs.
- The Daily Record in Scotland was one of hundreds of papers who, thanks to The Australian, also got it wrong in its front page splash about Kylie.
- Two months later the splash headline in the Mirror was ‘Married cricket legend harasses a mum for sex with obscene phone calls’.
- It seems like a perfect investigation for the Hun, though today's front page splash on the bailed drug baron's Queensland holiday was a good get.
1(with liquid)salpicarstop splashing me! — ¡no me salpiques!
- to splash sth on/over sth/sb — salpicar algo de algo
- he splashed acid on my clothes — me salpicó la ropa de / con ácido
- I had mud splashed all over me by a passing car — un coche que pasó me salpicó toda de barro
- he splashed cologne on his face — se echó colonia en la cara
- to splash sth/sb with sth — salpicar algo/a algn de algo
- the car was splashed with mud — el coche estaba salpicado de barro
- careful you don't splash yourself with oil — ten cuidado, no vayas a salpicarte de aceite
- They started splashing each other as Sunakai accidentally splashed water on Sunshe.
- The sunbathers had moved to the water, splashing each other.
- They dunked and splashed each other in an oversized birdbath.
- We were laughing and splashing each other as Ben came out with someone behind him.
- The children whined, splashing each other and Knazarath a few more times, but then followed the guard to the bedroom obediently, if a bit noisily.
- We giggled and laughed, splashing each other and running in a circle around the island.
- No sooner than she said that, all four people were spraying and splashing each other, totally forgetting about their game of water volleyball.
- They had found an open spot on the beach, and were splashing each other, while Pat taped.
- Jeremy and Tara were about 20 feet out, splashing each other.
- I saw Tay and Jill down by the water, splashing each other and giggling in slurs which meant they were half drunk.
- He continued to laugh as they fought in the water, splashing each other and she laughed with him.
- I pass a besotted dad with his toddler splashing each other from opposites sides of the fountain.
- We goofed off in the ocean for quite awhile, dunking each other and splashing each other.
- Then they start to roll the log, spraying and splashing each other, performing all sorts of acrobatics while turning the piece of wood.
- The white children are bobbing in their rings, and two of them are splashing each other.
- Brandy covered up as she looked out to Rob, Diana, Jade and Tara, running along the shore line, splashing each other with the abundant element of the day.
- They took turned jumping from the top of the waterfall, laughing and splashing each other like they were kids.
- Together they played like children, splashing each other, catching fish to take home, building stone castles along the sandy shore.
- Soon after Ty and T.N. join in and start to splash each other in the tepid water.
- After swimming and splashing each other for about an hour, they were exhausted and climbed out of the pool.
2(in newspaper)the scandal was splashed all over the front page — el escándalo venía a toda plana en la primera página
1(paint/water) salpicarcoffee splashed all over the tablecloth — el mantel se salpicó / se manchó de café
- Blue liquid was splashed onto nearby equipment, but he didn't care.
- Setting the kettle down, Kiyoshi made as if to examine his face in the reflection, and then splashed water onto it as if washing it.
- She ran to the porch and picked up the bucket Hunk kept below the down spout to catch what little rain water fell, and she splashed the water over me.
- Composing herself quickly, she splashed cold water on her flushed face.
- He splashed the warm water onto his face and looked into the mirror.
- I splashed some water onto my face and wiped it with a towel.
- I had to push past a few kissing couples to reach the bathroom, and once inside I splashed some cold water onto my face.
- It broke in half with the bottom falling back into the jar, splashing the liquid upon the hand that held the containment.
- The boy poured rice into the pan, splashing the scalding water onto Jamie's hand.
- The bathroom was cool when she flicked on the light, and as she splashed cold water onto her face the reflection of the mirror caught her eye.
- Taking her time to wash and splash some cold water on her face, Angela slowly woke up more.
- I tried to take it away from him but he fought me for it, splashing the urine-colored liquid on my shoes.
- Something smashed against Valshar's face, shattering into dust to splash a clear liquid over the face.
- He walked over to the handbowl and splashed the cold water onto his face.
- She dipped her hands into the icy cold water and splashed some water across her sleepy face, in a vain attempt to wake herself up.
- Cupping her hands into the water, she splashed the water onto her face and let the liquid run down her neck and cool her cheeks.
- I brushed a few loose strands of hair out of my face and splashed some cold water onto my face.
- He splashed the liquid in the container over the couch and hastily returned to his car.
- Shakily I splashed some cold water onto my stricken face, wishing the cold liquid to act as a reality check, maybe even wake me up from this painfully real nightmare.
- Turning the water on, I cupped my hands under the faucet, and splashed some water onto the crusted blood.
2(person/animal) chapotearthe children were splashing (around) in the water — los niños chapoteaban en el agua
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