In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(applause)aplauso masculineto give sb a clap — aplaudir a algn
- More than the traditional acknowledgement - a clap on the back - which usually went to sponsors in the past.
- Sam snivelled and nodded, earning himself a clap on the shoulder.
- His heart nearly jumped out of his chest when a hand suddenly descended on his shoulder with a loud clap.
- Bill Hogan designed it and he really does deserve a clap on the back.
- Those involved would be the first to accept a clap on the back if they had won.
- With a friendly clap on the back, he sent Josh over to a group of elderly gentlemen, who all happily shook Josh's hand.
- Ally stood up and gave Brian a clap on the shoulder.
- With a clap on the shoulder for me and a kiss for Willow, he went to bed.
- ‘This is a gesture done for reassurance and a sort of transfer of strength,’ he said, demonstrating the shoulder clap again.
- As he was about to get to the part of fighting, when he felt a strong clap on the back of his shoulder.
- There came a hearty clap on my shoulder and I half-turned to come face to face with a ruddy-complexioned bloke about my own age, perhaps a little less.
- This announcement earned him a smile and a clap on the shoulder before Aurelio began chopping the potatoes into neat little cubes.
- She smiled, giving both of them a friendly clap on the shoulder.
- He gave me a soft clap on the shoulder, which nearly sent me tumbling to the floor.
- Feeling the claps of a hand on his shoulder Ben turned and could not resist a smile as Jack took out his trademark deck of cards and shuffled it in mid air.
- At his age I'd say he deserved a massive clap on the back.
- Mark gave him a friendly clap on the shoulder, ‘ah, don't worry about it, you'll find out sooner or later right?’
3(noise)a clap of thunder — un trueno
1.1(applaud)(person/performance) aplaudirthey were warmly clapped off the pitch — recibieron una calurosa ovación al abandonar el campo de juego formal
- People clapped again and they began to play the music.
- The crowd claps loudly and doesn't end till Cliff comes on stage.
- We all clapped politely and a wave of whispers went through the crowd.
- The crowd clapped their hands and stomped their feet.
- In fact, they didn't speak a word till it was over and once it was over, they clapped.
- She was dancing around the room, clapping with glee.
- The crowd cheered, whistling and clapping their hands.
- And they clapped politely when we scored, instead of screaming at the referee!
- He goes into a long Bush-bashing tirade, and we see the audience cracking up and clapping.
- Cary clapped in appreciation, and found that others on the beach were cheering as well.
- The older students clapped enthusiastically while the newcomer were still a bit hesitant, confused.
- The audience clapped loudly as more flashes were made by the parents' cameras.
- The couple clapped with the rest of the room as the band finished the first song.
- Blake pointed at the King and once more the audience clapped and cheered, satisfied by his choice.
- The crowd, while clapping their hands, also tapped their foot to the music, as the models pranced around showing off the jewellery.
- And once everyone began clapping, they couldn't bring themselves to stop.
- The audience clapped loudly at the end of the lecture.
- Once inside, audience members were clapping, singing, tapping their hands and feet, and moving to the rhythm.
- People were clapping in time to the beat.
- Everyone clapped for joy and Mr. Grint began cutting pieces for everyone to eat.
1.2(slap)he clapped me on the back — me dio una palmada en la espalda
- she clapped her hands (together) — batió palmas / dio una palmada de alegría (or satisfacción etc.)
- to clap one's hands to the music — dar palmadas al compás de la música
2informal(put, place)he clapped his hand over my eyes — me tapó los ojos con la mano
- Clay hiccuped loudly and clapped his hand over his mouth.
- I jumped up and down, clapping my hands over my mouth.
- He paused, and caught an arrow in midair, inches from Salyn's face; she inhaled sharply in surprise, clapping a hand over her mouth.
- When she hears a baby's soft whimper, Daphne claps a hand over her mouth to stifle a gasp of surprise.
- Kylie gasped, clapping her hand to her mouth, when she heard the news.
- I give a short yell of exasperation, which is muffled as Jessie claps a hand over my mouth.
- Maura let out a nervous guffaw before clapping her hand over her mouth again, keeping her giggles silent.
- I clapped my hand over my mouth, immediately sorry for yelling.
- Ian sat straight up in bed, clapped his hand to his forehead.
- At the sanctuary someone claps a hand across her mouth, pulls her away.
- You clap your hand to your forehead and trot back upstairs to change into a pair of jeans.
- I groaned to my brother while clapping a hand to my forehead.
- Aaewin asked without thinking, clapping her hands over her mouth after the words escaped.
- Then she started with a loud gasp, pulled her hand out of his, and tried to sit up while clapping her hand against her forehead at the same time.
- She snorted, clapping a hand over her mouth to keep herself from giggling out loud.
- Lydia let a out a giggle before clapping her hand over her mouth, and glancing around to make sure no one had heard.
- Another hand was clapped over his mouth, muffling the sound.
- Conch was just barely able to prevent her laughter from loudly escaping by clapping her hands over her mouth.
- She was grabbed again from behind and this time a big, scaly, clawed hand was clapped over her mouth.
2(strike hands together)dar una palmada
- Andy joined in at the last minute and clapped her hands together once.
- Just then, Mr Tokmier clapped his hands, signaling the end of the discussion.
- He passed out the ribbons and then clapped his hands once.
- She smirked a bit, and clapped her hands once more as she rose from her kneeling position and bowed to the idol.
- He clapped his hands once, and as one troll gripped me, the other punched me hard in the side.
- He laughed happily, clapping his hands once before taking a deep gulp of his coke.
- He clapped his hands once more and serving men and women, after kneeling, came forward with a table and refreshments.
- My mother clapped her hands once, very loudly, to make sure we were listening.
- Anna clapped her hands together once.
- Although different methods have been tried in the past, the current rules call for the referee to clap once with arms outstretched in front.
- ‘I think it is time that you leave this ignorant state’ she clapped her hands once.
- I said it's probably one of those clapper lights - if you clap you turn it on.
- Mr. Yu clapped his hands to signal his butler to come into the room.
- The door clicked shut behind her, and she clapped her hands once to activate the lights.
- She clapped her hands once, and ropes appeared out of thin air and twisted themselves around the men.
- Mrs. Stanley clapped her hands as a signal for them to start.
- She gestured to the pillows next to her, for him to sit, sitting herself down and clapping her hands once, for her serving women to bring goblets, and drink.
- He clapped his hands once and two beefy dragons came in, dragging Beylaan in, tied and gagged.
- Maybe you should clap your hands once and knock your heels together three times.
- Once he was done, he turned around and clapped his hands once.
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