In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1plantificar informalponershe plonked herself down on the sofa — se desplomó en el sofá
- The one-to-one dialogue gives children the chance to practise speech, something not achieved by plonking them in front of a television set.
- He yanked a chair out from under the table, plonking his keys and other paraphernalia down.
- Brenda plonks two packets of dried prunes and a scotchbrite on the counter.
- ‘We have some left over bacon’ Henrietta said and she carelessly plonked the strips of meat into the same frying pan as the eggs.
- I ordered the meal with the funniest name, but then realised this was a mistake when the waiter plonked a plate consisting of nothing but vegetables, squid and pheasant eggs in front of me.
- He plonks his boots next to him, I make the mistake of moving them to sit down, and he quickly retrieves them from the ground.
- ‘I've discovered Night Nurse,’ he announced cheerfully, plonking the bottle on the side table.
- He plonks a small, beautifully-made mechanical instrument on the desk in front of me.
- Then he asked me to try some, but I didn't wish to as I had tried his wife's pork but he plonked some on my plate anyway.
- They have just spent £60,000 of public money, plonking speed bumps and concrete chicanes on a country road where accidents were rare and dangerous speeding was nearly impossible.
- Then he plonked the teapot in the middle of the table.
- When we meet he plonks his keys on the table and there is a picture of a little girl on his key-ring.
- I pulled the samples out, plonked them on the table and started talking about them, looking round the room and catching people's eyes as I was talking.
- He takes the glass from me, plonking it down on his desk - a little too hard, if you ask me.
- We plonked the stone down where it was to live, stood back, looked at one another, nodded, and the decision was made.
- The hairdresser plonked me down in her spinning salon chair, took a handful of my hair and exclaimed gleefully,
- I plonked my case on the conveyor belt and stood back as they watched the contents appear on the little monitor.
- The skinhead came up to me with a grin, plonking his pint on my table, and asking how I was.
- An investigation is under way after a new speed camera was plonked right in front of a recently erected warning sign for a dangerous Coppull bridge - partially obscuring it.
- They waved us to empty chairs, plonking cups filled with coffee as thick as treacle in front of us - and, completely unperturbed, carried on raising the roof.
2(make plonking sound)he plonked away at the piano — aporreaba el piano informal
- I cherished the symbols of dominion so soon to be objects of ridicule or subjects of parody - the plonk of the cricket ball, the stamp of the sentry's boot, the hymns and the silly rituals that spoke of old certitudes.
- The weakest element is the soundtrack - rhythmic rattles and plops, clonks, clicks and plonks, with vague background song - rather a letdown.
- For instance, I agree entirely with his description of the music as ‘two plinks, a plonk, and a grrr!’
1¡plaf!it fell plonk onto the floor — cayó ¡plaf! al suelo
1(mediocre wine)vino peleón masculine informalvinacho masculine informal
- Would you decant a £2.99 bottle of plonk into an empty bottle of Beaune Pinot-Noir to impress your guests?
- I haven't even succeeded in my most basic quest which is to find an everyday red plonk that I won't get bored with by the second glass.
- It used to be a Saturday night thing, go down to his place, make some pasta and get smashed on cheap plonk.
- If memory serves, main courses were about £9.00 a time, and bottles of decent plonk from their limited wine list were about £12.00.
- Having eaten in nearby restaurants, this is a great place to let your food settle with a bottle of reasonably priced plonk.
- My advice is to get a few bottles of plonk at the off-licence and get down to Ethas Kitchen, only a five minute drive away - a place that oozes ambience and offers quality dishes in a very unpretentious surrounding.
- There is always someone around to pick you up. ‘If Eliza keeps swilling the plonk like that, she had better hope so.’
- Wine now accounts for almost a quarter of alcohol sales, with Australian plonk accounting for six of the top ten wine brands sold in Britain.
- The Calgary restaurant wine scene has come a long way since a barrage of steak houses pushed gallons of cheap plonk down our throats via the infamous half-litre carafe.
- Ever wondered how you can test your taste buds' ability to tell the difference between cheap plonk and fine wines?
- Tomorrow morning, there will be some excruciating hangovers in our party, produced by a relatively small amount of plonk.
- Spanish wine, which was higher in alcohol than other wines, was regarded mainly as cheaper heady plonk, and better, more expensive, wines were often cut with it.
- We got a call two nights ago, at about 10 or 11 pm, just as we were planning to get really shloshed on a few bottles of cheap plonk.
- Then it jumped, and Kate screamed again, and Mike did drop the plonk, which began to spread across the floor like a blood stain.
- Meeting the maker, tasting the plonk, and hopefully coming back for more.
- He doesn't mind drinking plonk, but says that ‘like a lot of people in their forties, I'd rather have one really good bottle than 20 bottles of bad stuff’.
- Although still associated in the minds of most wine drinkers with cheap, fizzy plonk, perfectly decent restaurants are daring to add aluminium-capped bottles to their cellars.
- Later when he moved up to Chiswick, it was much the same sort of evening, but the plonk got better.
- Jilly comes back into the room and tops up the plonk.
- And they have to wash the whole thing down with a pint of lager or some cheap and plentiful plonk.
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