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(hit, on face)to slap sb — pegarle / darle una cachetada a algn
- to slap sb on the back — darle una palmada / una palmadita a algn en la espalda
- Alexis turned back to Fred and began slapping him lightly on the cheek.
- Kameko jumped on top on Turk and began to slap him.
- Shane and Caith had begun to slap one another on the crown, as opposed to smoothing the other's hair.
- Julianna shouted, standing up and slapping her palms down flat on her desk.
- Aaron and Adam had begun slapping each other on the cheek with one hand while the other punched the other one in the arm.
- She claims she has been slapped, punched and called names on the way to school.
- A traffic cop pounced on them and, screaming abuses, began slapping one of the men, who could not even shield himself for fear that the cart would go out of control.
- The boy smirked and reached out his palm, which was slapped extremely hard by the rest of his gang.
- Dymphna's spine stiffened and she had to force herself not to strike out and slap him.
- She shot me a fierce look as I began slapping her rapidly.
- I hit her hard into the face causing her to jump on to me and begin slapping me, her hand had my hair and was slamming me into the ground.
- I brought up my hand, either to punch her or to slap her, but she stepped back.
- The women then began slapping Tahir and pushing him forward toward the police and security troops, who proceeded to capture him.
- I drew near and he began to slap me in my face and ears with his sopping wet hands.
- When I visit Croatia, some of my friends, in conversation, keep touching my shoulder and my biceps, and if we sit down, they slap me on the knee.
- Finally I began to gently slap him in the face in an attempt to wake him up.
- Without thinking, Colget leapt over the seat, bumping the steering wheel with his foot as he did so, and began slapping Gregor in the face.
- Kaia yelled, then grabbed Kurono by the neck and began slapping him.
- When she saw that they were most definitely not headed home, she began slapping him and making angry sounds.
- After I'd almost recovered, he dragged me out of bed and began slapping me.
1.2(ball) darle a
- My exposed feet slapped against the smooth steel floor as I moved across the platforms.
- Sweat soon coated her forehead and slicked her arms as her skin slapped against the skin of strangers.
- Vix hurried behind him, wincing at the sound of their boots slapping against the hard metallic floor, and hoped that she could keep up with him.
- He had heard something go bang in the night - followed by what seemed to be the sound of a metal spoon slapping onto pink flesh.
- I like the feel of the sand between my toes, the warmth of the sun on my back, and the rhythmic sound of the ocean waves slapping against the shore.
- Her shoes slapped against the cracked sidewalk over and over as she walked stiffly.
- As she made her slow journey across the room, she heard the faint sound of bare flesh slapping against the stone tile.
- The sound of fins slapping against the water can be just as terrifying as low-pitched violin notes.
- As I finally drifted off to sleep on my tiny bunk to the sound of waves slapping gently against the boat and the occasional mysterious creak, I wondered how I'd ever remember it all.
- His hands slapped against the fur of her forearms, their low growls lost on the breeze.
- The ripples silently hit the tub before crashing waves slapped against the metal sides.
- You could hear the sounds of the water slapping as it rippled on the shore.
- Her black sketcher school regulation shoes slapped against the pavement as she ran.
- The trees bowed against the force of the wind, and leaves slapped against the outside of the window.
- The tide slapped against the dock wall, and seagulls croaked as they bobbed on the waves, or flew above their heads.
- A few days later, William was snapped to attention by the sound of a magazine slapping on the coffee table in front of him.
- We stood there silently for a few minutes, only the sound of the waves gently slapping against the boat could be heard.
- The sound of feet slapping against the pavement echoed around me, ringing in my ears.
- The wrapper flew off, carried by its momentum, and slapped against the wall ten feet to my right.
- This can be done using metal to sound like thunder, or meat slapped against a block to imitate a punch.
2.1(put with force)tirarshe slapped the contract down on the desk — plantó el contrato en el escritorio
- A group of little girls slap makeup on a friend and make her the bride in a make believe wedding.
- He quickly slapped it away and yelled at her to get the hell out of there.
- Chris blinked, a bit of dry laughter seeping through his lips as he slapped a hand over his eyes.
- What do you get when you take a standard computer case, slap on a nice paint job, and style the front a bit?
- Aurora felt something rise within her throat and she slapped a hand over her mouth quickly.
- The girl took her hand off my mouth and quickly slapped a strip of duct tape over it.
- I slapped my copy in the CD player as soon as I got home from the pub last night, and cranked up the volume.
- I slap the tuna onto a cracker and pensively munch while examining the rest of the refrigerator.
- Ignore toothpaste and other items of ‘oral care’, ignore medicines and tablets, and ignore things that you only slap on occasionally.
- Normally, I would just slap on some lipstick and put on the first article of clothing I saw.
- Megan quickly slapped her hand away from her mouth and gave her a reproving look.
- As she claimed to perform massage, butter was slapped over all of my sunburnt skin.
- If all you plan to do is slap on a coat of bottom paint and get your boat back in the water, consider how an engine failure or need for a tow could cut into your summer fun.
- Hello, I've tried to understand what you're doing by slapping some example activities and technologies on a copy of your diagram.
- He had slapped a hard copy of his warrant on the clerk's desk as soon as he had entered.
- So I will slap a bit around in the weekend, and we will see what everyone thinks.
- Amanda's mother gasped, slapping her hand to her mouth, and quickly knelt down beside her.
- He pulled a glob of scum from the bucket and slapped it across her mouth; it spread to cover the lower half of her face like a gag.
- It's not like a sports massage, where they really get the elbows and thumbs in; in a spa, they just slap on some oil and rub your skin.
- ‘He slaps steak on to the grill, gulps from beer in one hand then attacks the meat with tongs in the other,’ he says.
2.2(put, apply carelessly)she slapped the food onto my plate — me tiró la comida en el plato
- he slapped some paint on it — le dio una mano de pintura rápidamente
- slap on lots of butter — échale / ponle bastante mantequilla
- she slapped cream all over her face — se embadurnó la cara de crema
2.3(US) (impose)to slap sth on sb/sth
- to slap sb with sth
- they slapped another 5% on the price — le encajaron un 5% de aumento al precio
- they slapped on a massive surcharge — hicieron un recargo brutal
- we've been slapped with a large fine — nos han encajado / metido un multazo
- Earlier this year Ottawa unveiled a draft law that proposed slapping fines on those possessing small amounts of the drug.
- The Corporation is, in fact, contemplating of slapping fines on those who refuse to take up the rainwater harvesting.
- Now, all it takes is a watchful sanitation worker to slap a fine on the offender.
- The get tough stance comes just a few weeks after parking attendants in the town were criticised for slapping fines on coaches picking up children from a Christmas pantomime.
- The parking wardens have no problem and are very quick at slapping fines on people who park illegally around Portlaoise.
- School chiefs in Swindon have been told to slap fines on parents or even put them in jail if their children play truant from school.
- Both were later freed after rebellion charges slapped against the two were dropped.
- The mum of a disabled boy today hit out at a parking warden who slapped a fine on their specially adapted car - because it overhung the bay.
- If we dare to not be as accountable as they demand they will slap heavy fines on us.
- Councillors have slapped a tree preservation order on parts of the old Turner's site.
- The Optical Council slapped its harshest sanction on its member and struck his name from the register.
1(rebuff, insult, on face)bofetada femininecachetada feminine Latin Americafeminine palmadato give sb a slap — darle una cachetada a algn
- to get a slap — llevarse una cachetada
- he gave me a slap on the back — me dio una palmada / una palmadita en la espalda
- a slap in the face — una bofetada
- a slap on the wrist — un tirón de orejas
1informalthe ball struck him slap in the face — la pelota le dio en plena cara / de lleno en la cara
- she walked slap into the tree — se dio de narices contra el árbol
- I arrived slap in the middle of the meeting — llegué justo en plena reunión
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