In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(blow)golpe masculinethere was a rap at the door — se oyó un golpe en la puerta
- I don't care a rap — me importa un bledo / un pepino / un rábano / un comino
- Not before long he heard a sharp rap on the door, and a stern voice telling him no doors were to be locked in that family.
- Lifting her hand to the knot infested wood, she gave the door a quick rap with her knuckles
- A timid knock sounded, followed by a couple of bold raps on the door.
- Three sharp raps at the door interrupted his speech and Ben looked helplessly to Marie.
- A sharp rap at the door made the quartet's heads turn simultaneously toward the door.
- A sharp rap on his door told Dmitri that Helena had arrived.
- He was deep in thought, and jumped when a sharp rap on the metal of the steel trailer rang in his ears.
- That earns him a sharp rap on the shoulder, but he says he doesn't mind because my punches don't hurt.
- A quick rap at the door made Katie realize that she had been in a daze.
- Smart's parents deserve a dozen sharp raps on the head, as well.
- A sharp rap on Ryan's window eventually broke us apart.
- I was getting into bed when I heard a quick rap on the door.
- If caught using her left hand, it got a rap on the knuckles with a rule.
- Before he could answer Roland's question, a sharp rap on the door interrupted him.
- Because a moment later, I hear a sharp rap on the door.
- A sharp rap at the door of the dressing room broke the two out of their romantic interlude.
- After a brisk rap on the door, the four officers went inside the terraced house in Shirley.
- A sharp rap sounded on the door and Clara reached out to open it.
- Some minutes later, as they were finishing their meal, there was a sharp rap on the front door.
- She waited patiently until she heard the rap of the door and raced downstairs to open up the door.
2.1US informal (criticism)crítica feminineacusación feminine
- Removing him for this game serves the dual purpose of delivering a sharp rap to him as he searches about for his best form and adding some extra strength to Kerry's attack in Liam Hassett.
2.2US informal (conviction)to pin a rap on sb — acusar a algn
3.1informal (chat)charla femininecháchara feminine informalwe had a rap about old times — estuvimos de cháchara rememorando los viejos tiempos informal
- In a calm, cool, and extremely friendly way, hold a rap session with your dancers and their parents.
- He's pretty quiet at the hall meetings and the rap group sessions.
- So whenever Hilary has any of her cronies over, I have to suffer through a rap session blaring from her room.
- Johnson must have sung about his life, just as today's rap artists doubtless sing about their own experiences.
- Big Boi's raps are, as always, inventive, the words tumbling out with speed and bite.
- Roll Deep recently managed it by setting some hard urban beats and raps against some well-chosen samples and melodies.
- In 2001, hip-hop and rap overtook country music as the second most popular form of music bought in the United States.
- She was listening rock music and rap from a small black radio that was next to her.
- ‘Summer Girl’ could be one of the best singles of the year and on ‘Que Onda Guero’ he puts together his best-ever raps.
- Reggae, pop, and rap are popular with the youth.
- Indeed, the number of Spanish rap artists and CDs has continued to increase ever since.
- All their songs were full of slang phrases and raps.
- The duo take a distinctly independent approach to hip-hop, creating cinematic but melancholy beats around some telling raps from Reindeer.
- Their raps may be blazing, but the melodies deliberately evoke early Beach Boys memories.
- The result fuses generic hip-hop beats and raps with some genuinely surprising performers - criss-crossing some radio-friendly funk with something a little more introspective.
- One would assume that Mills, coming from the progressive, underground garage movement, would buttress his raps with arresting beats.
- So, what could listening to rap and other music have to do with improving those scores?
- Both fans of techno and fans of rap music should enjoy this album.
- There is a wide range of rock, hip hop, rap and techno music.
- Luckily, K-OS has the rhymes to back up his rants, wielding a lyrical intelligence that shines both on his ardent raps and in his surprisingly smooth singing.
- You were one of the first prominent female solo artists in rap music.
- His more unusual gambit, however, is dicing the sampled raps of various MCs into terse snippets.
- His voice has a limited range, but is used well, serving the slow burn of these songs far more effectively than a straightforward rap.
- As usual with Canibus' battle raps, the lyrics are near flawless.
- Since then, youth involvement with rap has rapidly increased throughout the country.
- But with the rise to prominence of rap and R&B, black artists with clout have started to emerge and are more powerful than ever before.
- Murs has been cultivating the art of storytelling in his raps for some time now.
- Once in a while, an artist comes along that completely revolutionizes rap music.
- Everlast is one of the few artists who can take on a style of music like rap and bring something fresh to it while still keeping it all real.
- I am fascinated by his raps and the way he started rapping.
- So, instead of offering thoughtful lyrics that address contemporary concerns both political and social, or easing the audience into a new sound with trademark humor, he keeps the beats simple and the raps simpler.
- When I would hear my students reciting rap lyrics, I used to ask them what the words actually meant.
- ‘Hip hop’ refers to a culture that existed before rap music was ever heard on the radio.
- The book is well written, carefully researched, and nicely organized, and its study of the early origins of rap is fascinating.
- His cinematic influence is to the fore again with a number of tracks, usually using Peveron's rambling raps, as vehicles to keep the album moving.
- In his spare time, he watches TV and listens to rap, hip-hop, R & B and reggae.
- All of these women's raps illustrate that they can do what they are doing.
- The Hard Knock Life tour made it so rap artists could go out again and do arena tours.
- Vordul's verse is uninspiring and sounds much more like spoken word poetry, rather than a proper rap.
- The number of rap productions grew constantly and rapidly in the 1990s throughout Europe.
- In these artists, many fans find some continuity with the fun-loving and community-oriented origins of rap.
- Mainly produced by, and featuring, Eminem, it gives you what you'd expect - strong beats, ironic raps and bizarre alter egos.
- We certainly can't peg Sole as a hip-hop artist based on raps alone.
intransitive verbrapping, rapped
1(knock)dar un golpeto rap at/on the door — llamar a la puerta
- Janet followed Bill to the basement window, where Bill jumped lightly into the window well and rapped on the window.
- I screamed as someone rapped on my window with their knuckles.
- Sara rapped on my desk loudly and interrupted our conversation.
- Fox rapped on the table to call the meeting to order.
- The teacher rapped on the chalkboard with a yardstick, making some of the kids fall out of their desk comically.
- He rapped on my window, completely startling me.
- She curled her fingers into a fist and rapped on the window.
- At that moment Peach looked their way and rapped on the table with a jeweled rod.
- The door was locked, but he rapped on it softly for several minutes and finally it swung open.
- After this was done he moved to the coffin and rapped on the lid three times.
- Early the next morning, Angela rapped on Kieran's door.
- Pat anxiously rapped on each of the windows, concerned that occupants of the home might have been trapped inside.
- I walked downstairs in a towel and rapped on the front desk.
- She quickly stepped over him and rapped on Jack and Michael's door.
- She had reached the door to her mother's room, and gently rapped on it until she called out.
- There was a light at the back of the building and she rapped on the glass hoping someone would hear.
- When the man didn't seem to notice, Joey rapped on the counter hard.
- The teacher rapped on his desk twice and stood up.
- The dark-haired boy rapped on the strange panel with his knuckles.
- Daimon rapped on the cold glass and fogged it with her breath.
- Just call her up to rap about it.
- Jean Grae responds, and then she raps about baseball, sounding like a natural.
transitive verbrapping, rapped
1(hit)he rapped his gavel for silence — dio unos golpes con el martillo para que hicieran silencio
2(rebuke)amonestarllamar al orden
- At the 1998 Nagano Olympics, he was rapped by Bazay for criticizing the selection of freestyle skier Jean-Luc Brassard as Canada's flag-bearer.
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