In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(slap, blow)manotazo masculinemanotada femininepalmada feminine Latin Americaa smack on the bottom — un azote
- a smack in the face — una bofetada
- you'll get a smack! — mira que te van a pegar
- He wasted no time in raining down a series of sharp smacks to his target.
- He caught her with ease and gave her a sharp smack on her rump.
- First I realised that there are situations in which a smack on the bottom or a slap on the fingers was the only way to get a message across.
- This got him a light smack on the head from Anna's palm.
- I heard a thump and repetitive smacks and screams.
- She was snapped out of her wandering daze as Meghan gave her a sharp smack to the back of the head.
- Melanie's hand slapped the table with a smack, and she, too, got hold of one.
- He straightened in surprise and was met with a sharp smack from the small girl before him.
- Bully boys kowtow to only two things: a large smack or abject ridicule.
- With a little force and a good aim, she succeeded in squishing the scream - inspiring creature with a sharp smack.
- He got a smack in the head and a smack in the throat so he won't practise today.
- David walked up and coolly punched the man smack in his mouth.
- She pushed her way from the table and passed her previous customer, who gave her a sharp smack on the rear as she passed.
- Lydia tried to stop him and was rewarded with a sharp smack to the leg.
- It was like getting two smacks with a single slap across the face, the first one was the physical slap and the second was the emotional one.
- Well now, I don't like to sound judgmental but, if any of them turned up on the doorstep asking if my daughter wanted to come out to play, I'd send them packing with a smack over the ear.
- I agree, back then, even when I was a kid, it was seen as the norm to discipline children with a smack or a belt with a stick, but yet they didn't grow up to be muggers or binge drinking fighters.
- With one farmer acting as go-between, eventually you would hear the smack of spittle-wetted palms signifying a satisfactory result all round.
- ‘Man, you're easier than I thought,’ he snickered, earning him a sharp smack on the head with another pillow.
- Smack after smack, punch after punch, slap after slap; it was all heard.
- A loud smack was heard and the sound of flesh on flesh reverberated in the now silent gym.
- There was a loud smack, and one of the shelves detached and plenty of magazines spilled onto the floor.
- Suddenly he dropped me without warning and I hit the ground with a loud smack.
- I heard a very loud smack and my eyes went directly to the front of the room.
- There was a smack, then the sound of a door closing and locking.
- Rosa smiled and tossed Alli aside; she hit a tree with a loud smack.
- He tries the pipe out and ends up flying out and landing with a great loud smack.
- Mychael spun around, her hand connecting with Caleb's face with a loud smack.
- Sadly it was soon followed by a whistle as the sword cut through the air, which prompted a loud smack as it hit its target and a groan.
- When the teen reached the doorstep to the house, she heard a loud smack, and a child crying.
- They hurried along, the smack of their feet the only sound that echoed in the dank cavern.
- After a few second, he heard a resounding smack and a thud as Valshar obviously hit the wall.
- The bodies hit the cemented pavement with a loud smack and they begin to roll across the floor.
- Properly done, you will spill you drink, face-plant and make a loud smack when you hit.
- After Amber's palm made contact with Jackie's face, sounding off a loud smack through the area, Jackie fell to the ground from the force.
- Her hand flew up and a loud smack was heard throughout the large room before Nora knew what she was doing.
- Throwing his sheets back, he swung his legs over the side of his bed, his feet hitting his hard wood floor with a loud smack.
- Just then, Kat's hand made contact with that stupid grin with a loud smack that made the whole hallway pay attention.
- A loud smack of something hard meeting with something soft was heard before Trinity spoke up.
- My landing was uneventful, which is to say there wasn't a loud smack on the wall at the bottom of the stairs.
3(kiss)besote masculine informalbeso sonoro masculinebeso tronado masculine Mexico
- He smiled at me, took my cheeks in his hands, and kissed my forehead with an over-dramatic smack.
- He winced when Kala delivered a loud smack to her father's cheek.
- I heard a bunch of sucking noises, smacks, and giggles below.
- Partly because his kiss was a solid one, not a smack or whatever other types they are, also because this was Kenny!
- They started groping viciously and kissing savagely with loud, desperate smacks resonating into the dizzy evening air.
- She kissed the scratch on my forehead with a loud, wet smack and then hurled herself onto Rafe's twitching lips.
- I leaned in and gave her a quick smack on the cheek as she shoved me away.
- I slowly exhaled and lifted my soles off the ground and planted a light kiss on Dexter's lips, not a smack.
1(slap)(child) pegarle ahe smacked him really hard — le pegó fuerte (con la mano)
- you'll get your bottom smacked — te voy a dar una nalgada
- he smacked the ball into the crowd — de un manotazo mandó la pelota a la tribuna
con la mano
2informal(punch)darle un puñetazo a informaldarle una piña a informalso I smacked him one — así que le di un puñetazo informal
3to smack one's lips — relamerse
US alsosmack dab
1she lives smack in the center of town — vive justo en el centro / en pleno centro de la ciudad
- she kissed him smack on the mouth — lo besó en la mismísima boca
- smack in the middle — justo en el medio
- he went smack into a tree — se dio contra un árbol
to smack of
- The whole situation smacks of a double standard.
- The whole episode smacks of expediency and cowardice.
- If that is really what happened, it is wrong of McCarthy and smacks of a lack of discipline on the part of the player which must be condemned with contempt.
- By sticking to the line that the air marshals alone are right and everyone else is wrong they betray a mindset which smacks of cover-up and hints at lack of tangible evidence.
- It would all smack of politicians appointing a Speaker to suit themselves.
- Anything else smacks of ‘elitism’, the paternalist attempt by some to dictate to others what they ought to want.
- The whole exercise smacks of the new political class.
- With a history of con artists using small companies as a base to defraud the public, anything that smacks of looser controls makes regulators squeamish.
- But at least one protester said revelations that others were paid makes the whole demonstration smack of political opportunism.
- Some people remain surprised that in this modern age we should still be ruled over by any sort of royalty, as the whole bejewelled charade smacks of musty old deference.
- To suggest any changes in that respect would be deemed politically incorrect and would smack of extremism.
- But some officiants I spoke to sternly discourage inclusion of anything which might smack of religion - even a fondly remembered hymn.
- Critics have always maintained the present system smacks of cronyism and cover-up.
- Some suggest this smacks of rural mail delivery funding the federal government.
- This whole episode smacks of a serious dereliction of duty, certainly by the Fire Service for which the chief must be held accountable, but perhaps by other departments as well.
- But the whole book smacks of self righteous mockery and I hardly think this is the way a responsible, caring parent would wish to raise their children.
- The tightrope walk between self-promotion for the sake of viability and distaste for anything that smacks of selling-out has presented Stanley with a dilemma.
- This smacks of electioneering gone wrong to me, and further erodes the health minister's reputation.
- It offers the drinker not an overpowering smack of peat, but a delicious honeyed, floral sweetness.
- Well, does it not smack of some kind of deal gone wrong?
- This whole proposal smacks of a level of control that this city - that no city in Canada - should give to the police.
1(boat)barca de pesca feminine
- He gives us a wonderful tale of hitch-hiking aboard a motley assortment of craft - freights, dhows, yachts and fishing smacks and meeting interesting and colourful men and women on the way.
- The trade to London remained profitable for the fewer smacks engaged in it but other vessels owned by the company struggled to find regular employment.
- He brought along press cuttings of the rescue of crew from the smack Argo by Clacton lifeboatmen in 1936.
- Britannia, the oldest surviving smack belonging to the company, 71 carried a cargo of salt to Riga in 1823 but was employed intermittently after that.
- Berwick smacks were sloops with a single tall mainmast.
- The Berwick evidence also indicates the high degree of competition and control exerted over road haulage by the two shipping companies operating smacks.
- Pirates of the Caribbean smacks its comedy up against bone-shuddering battles and, like even the worst pirate capers, has ships of great beauty.
- We are then brought to the consideration of the question whether, upon the facts appearing in these records, the fishing smacks were subject to capture by the armed vessels of the United States during the recent war with Spain.
- During the early years these were sailing smacks, but the yard was at the forefront of the development of steam trawlers and came to specialise in long-range trawlers for the Hull distant water fleet.
1(heroin)caballo masculine slangheroína feminine
- She graduates to heroin - her boyfriend is on smack too - and her addiction takes its toll on her family.
- If you go to a dealer to buy it, they will most likely also have other drugs, therefore anyone who wants a smoke will get pills, coke, possibly smack or crack offered to them.
- He was so much stronger than cocaine, wasn't it supposed to be as dangerous as smack?
- When her little sister gets shot up with some bad smack by a greedy dope pusher, Coffy decides to exact her revenge all the way up the food chain.
- I am tempted to spend a thousand quid on smack, shag a back-street-slapper and spend the rest of my life in a cardboard box - but I do not.
- Alas, a fish cannot live without water, a heroin junkie cannot survive without smack, and I just can't function without my dancing.
- I've been in and out of jail and round in circles for years - desperately wanting to get off drugs but finding no way to get off the merry-go-round of smack, stealing and the nick.
- Forget smack, skag and crack - this is the future.
- Long term it is more addictive than smack; also you need lots of it.
- As I walked out with my suitcase, other residents and some of the counsellors said I would be back on smack within days of me leaving.
- By this time, his tolerance to smack was way down.
- I'm assuming that the reason Mia Wallace overdosed was because she mistook Vincent's smack for coke, and the former isn't snortable.
- Our footballers are too stupid to tell the difference between smack and steroids and haven't a clue where to score either.
- Something he has never done: Hard drugs like smack or cocaine.
- But I could see from her eyes she was away with the fairies, courtesy of smack, methadone, or maybe some indiscriminate bottle of tranquillizers.
- He got into debt buying smack from prison dealers.
- Jerry also works the streets, pimping his old lady Stella to raise the cash to buy smack from the repellent drug lord, Fats.
- They take drugs, they take ecstasy, speed and smack because, to be honest, they're good fun.
- Sympathy is due for a brief moment when one of these girls pukes on him after snorting smack in his bathroom, but quickly evaporates when he wonders if he might still get her to sleep with him.
- Which got me to thinking that a true addict wouldn't label their skunk, smack or horse with the petite and clinical summation of ‘hard drugs’.
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