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 masculine informalgolpe masculinemadrazo masculine Mexico informalshe gave herself a bash on the head — se dio un porrazo en la cabeza informal
- 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.
- The oaf wouldn't know the difference between a crotchet, a quaver, and a bash in the chops with a bassoon.
- His reward was a bash in the head with the butt of a gun.
- I'd like to have a bash at playing Gustav von Aschenbach in Death In Venice, please.
- So do have a bash at it, even if you're not 100% confident of your answers.
- You live and learn about these things and I would probably have a better bash at it second time around.
- There was a time when the O-list was so long and preposterous that virtually anyone could have a bash at winning Olympic gold.
- 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.
- 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.
- If I'm selected and get the job, I'll probably have a bash at it but I'm not putting my hand up.
- If he hadn't said to me on Thursday ‘Gaffer I'll give it a bash!’
- Think I'll have a bash at some more of those in the coming weeks.
- It's still on my to-do list, though I suspect that I might have a bash at the guitar next.
- Children will get the opportunity to have a bash at a range of activities to learn how to stay safe when cycling.
- 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.
- And the Treasurer wasn't to be left out, he too wanted to have a bash at Mark Latham.
1.2British (dent)abolladura femininemadrazo masculine Mexico informal
2(party)juerga feminine informal
- 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…
- 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.
- A grand bash to celebrate his birthday was held in a posh hotel only five days earlier.
- 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.
- 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.
- Matty Graham's New Year's Eve was ruined after he was dealt a sucker punch during a beer-fuelled bash.
- The event was a birthday bash for KIK Corp. supremo and new Toronto Argonauts owner David Cynamon, who chartered the Air Canada jet.
- While a certain level of high spirits is expected at these bashes, it is considered bad form to become overly tired and emotional.
- 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.
- Two well known locals last week celebrated with a birthday bash.
- My birthday party was a joint bash with a good friend from College, the English Civil War Historian.
- Last-minute vacations, end-of-season backyard bashes and back-to-school prep time are keeping you mighty busy.
- 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.
- Her family and friends, along with staff at St. Joseph's, had a right old party bash celebrating the occasion.
- But doesn't opening up the Lord Mayor's official residence for corporate bashes smack slightly of commercialism?
- The ‘American Pie’ beauty - who is frequently snapped at star-studded bashes - claims she prefers spending time with people outside the movie industry.
- He has done it all, from corporate bashes to wild parties and from product launches to music shows.
- 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.
- As well as great music and dance the birthday bash will feature a yummy supper, raffles, lucky door prizes and other activities.
- Green, who chartered a plane for all 200 guests, is no stranger to hiring top stars to perform at his bashes.
3British(attempt)come on, have a bash! — ¡vamos, inténtalo / haz la prueba!
- I'll give it a bash — lo intentaré
1(hit)pegarle ashut up or I'll bash your face (in)! — ¡cállate o te parto la cara! informal
- I bashed my knee on / against the door — me golpeé la rodilla contra la puerta
- bash the ice with a stone — machaque el hielo con una piedra
- 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.
- Keep your eye on these hooks: sometimes even their incredibly sharp points can bend over when the current bashes them against hard rocks.
- Hard drives don't like being bashed around in bags or boots of cars, so be very careful with this baby.
- 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.
- ‘Well, you did scream it at him as you attempted to throttle him while bashing his head into hard concrete,’ Jay told me, grinning.
- I never got bashed about there like I do down here.
- Pretty sad, in a way, because like most frustrated men - it was quite common - he used to beat her, bash her, right?
- 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.
- So perhaps we should bash them, but just not too hard.
- I had forgot how much fun bashing the drums really hard is.
- At the moment the keys on the piano are bashed rather hard.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tasson bashed Shein's head with his fist, hard enough that Shein fell over unconscious.
- 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.
- Hex slowly emerged from his car and had apparently bashed his head hard against the steering wheel, for his head was bleeding.
- 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?
2(criticize)(unions/feminists) despotricar contra
- 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.
- 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.
- I for one, am hoping to see better posts, less attacks and bashing and more concerns for the topic matter.
- 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.
- 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.
- Although not a lawyer himself, he's made a remarkable career out of bashing the profession.
- Wendy was busy inventing new insults with which to bash Nats.
- A mysterious Internet Web site suddenly appeared, replete with altered newspaper headlines bashing Gardner and other union critics who were running for the board.
- The critics who bash Harrington the most tend to overlook the problems Detroit has had with its passing game since his arrival.
- There's nothing the London theatre critics like more than to bash Edinburgh's hyped-up hits once they reach the southern capital.
- Just as academe got bashed for appropriating jazz, this show will face criticism for its heady approach.
- The source said Mr Mandelson had been referring to Mr Chirac when he criticised the tactic of ‘constantly bashing Brussels’.
- Critics who bash such films as Happy Times as being heavy-handed misinterpret the key differences between Eastern and Western cinema.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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