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
3(noise)a clap of thunder — un trueno
1(applaud)(performance/person) aplaudirthey were warmly clapped off the pitch — recibieron una calurosa ovación al abandonar el campo de juego formal
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 (/ satisfacción etc. )
- to clap one's hands to the music — dar palmadas al compás de la música
3informal(put, place)he was clapped in prison — lo metieron en la cárcel
- he clapped his hand over my eyes — me tapó los ojos con la mano
2(strike hands together)dar una palmada
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