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(sound)estrépito masculineestruendo masculinethere was a loud smash as he dropped the plates — los platos se le cayeron con gran estrépito
- the smash of the waves on the rocks — el ruido de las olas al romper contra las rocas
- Her neighbour heard a smash and ran out to see the boys running away from his car, the window was smashed.
- Miss Ul Haq said she heard a smash, Mr Derbyshire ran into the pub and Syed was in shock.
- Shrugging Antonio started to walk by the room when he heard the smash of something that sounded like glass.
- There was a fast drop in temperature, a creaking sound echoed throughout the room, and then a smash.
- The sudden smash of something glass forewarned he was returning past the bathroom.
- Then, I heard the smash of someone breaking the small pane of glass next to the door.
- Miss Ul Haq said Syed put his hands up to protect himself, she heard a smash and Mr Derbsyhire ran into the pub.
- Victor braced himself, ducked and leaped to the ogre's side as the hammer crashed into the ground with a loud smash.
- The truck did a quick roll and landed with a crashing smash onto its side.
- Any humour in the retreat was abruptly shattered by the loud smash of a plate glass window by an excitable ram who was wilfully battering his head into it.
1.2British (collision)choque masculine
- The accident rate on the Ipswich Motorway is so bad that motorists using the road have up to a 50/50 chance of being delayed because of a smash on any given day.
- Neither of the friends was wearing a seat belt and they could have been watching a dashboard DVD system when the smash took place, an inquest heard.
- Police said the car was forced on to its side by the impact of the smash, but the driver made off when the vehicle fell back onto four wheels.
- A woman lies trapped in an upturned station wagon, numb from the impact of a car smash.
- A call has been made for a complete overhaul of school transport safety after more than 50 children were involved in a horror smash on Friday afternoon.
- She was involved in a horrific smash, crashing into two cars which had already been involved in an accident.
- Friends of a teenager who died in a car smash have called on the driver, who disappeared after the accident, to give himself up.
- Two men had a miracle escape after surviving a smash which turned a car into a fireball
- A Chapmanslade motorist lost control of his van in a snowstorm moments before he was killed in a head-on smash, an inquest heard on Monday.
- There is going to be a smash; it's too late to avoid it; let the other lot stay in the driver's seat for now.
- This Friday we go straight to the train smash in New South Wales.
- Crashes can often be predicted long before the eventual smash.
- The worst crash in the Western Bay in 17 months claimed the lives of three men in a head-on smash near Te Puke yesterday.
- In a separate accident two women were fighting for their lives in hospital after their car collided with another vehicle in a head-on smash in Rochdale.
- There was a smash on the motorway this morning and so there was a lengthy delay.
- A driver has died after a horror smash in which his car careered off a quiet country road.
- The father-of-two was killed on June 10 in a smash with another vehicle when he was driving to Denver airport.
- And if you think about it, what makes up the cost of motor premiums is the cost of fixing smashes, and the cost of parts keeps going up because a lot of them are imported, the exchange rate impacts on that.
- If we had capsized we would have had to survive the impact of a car smash, get out, and then get to the boat.
- A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two people died and a third was seriously injured in a car smash.
2.1(blow)golpe masculineI gave him a smash on the jaw with my fist — le di un puñetazo en la mandíbula
- The Duke took this as a good sign and attempted to walk around the Marvel once more and was met for his troubles with a forearm smash to the chest that almost knocked him off his feet.
- So we may look forward once again to the forearm smash being deployed at the line-out by the master of that particular black art.
- Playoffs hockey can be blunt, like a forearm smash to the chin.
- A forearm smash from Richard Morales earned him an instant red.
- Players get launched into the air, take forearm smashes, and land with such force, gamers will grimace for weeks at the wreck of bodies left in its wake.
2.2(in tennis, badminton, squash)smash masculineremate masculineremache masculine
- Henman attacks Sanchez's serve from the outset and gets the first break of the match with a chip and charge, a deft volley and an impressive smash.
- After some long serving from Christine Dunne and a great smash from Aodainn Crowe, the sides were level at 10-10.
- In tennis, there is the forehand, the backhand, the overhead smash and the drop volley, all with a different grip.
- A smash in badminton is more like a punch in boxing than a smash in tennis.
- The second-youngest of IG Made Sumandra and Asni Anggraini's four children said that she preferred using rallies and lobs to make up for her powerless smashes in winning a point.
3informal(success)exitazo masculine informalher latest single is a smash — su último disco es un exitazo informal
- The show was such a smash in London that Mendes revived it in Manhattan in 1998 where it became a phenomenon.
- A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Head Games transfers to the Oval House Theatre, from Wednesday, February 12.
- The ad, for John Smith's bitter, sees Kay return to his table with a tray of drinks in a packed nightclub as the crooner performs his smash hit Release Me.
- The brothers danced together in the smash Broadway revue Eubie! in 1978 and again on the big screen in Cotton Club.
- Two years later, the show was a smash; it introduced dance crazes like the Bunny Hop, and Horn had received an award from TV Guide.
- Buster Poindexter released his cover version three years later, which went on to become an international smash.
- Supported by innovative marketing, the film was a smash hit.
- The film was a smash hit and the dancers have high hopes that the ballet version of the drama will repeat that success in China.
- Jonathan Antin is the face of the smash Bravo series ‘Blow Out’ and the name behind a line of hair care products.
- The smash hit disco film is to finish a 17-week run at Studio 1 and 2.
- It has been a dance-floor smash ever since Tall Paul dropped the track last year at London's super club Turnmills.
- The London production of The Producers - starring Nathan Lane on short notice - seems to be a smash.
- The consequence, as you might surmise, was an impressive series of financial smashes in my early twenties.
- There's a new movie based on a hit Broadway play that was based on an earlier movie about a Broadway play that's supposed to flop, but it's an unexpected smash.
- Felim is best known for his part as actor and musician on the smash hit film ‘The Commitments’.
- Though the film was not a smash hit during its theatrical run, I believe it will garner a vast and appreciative audience on DVD.
- Various songs could make huge singles, but ‘Girl’ in particular, a rolling guitar rave as ode to summer, looks like a viable smash.
- When he auditioned he did not realise until later that the backing track he had recorded at the audition was the smash hit Lola.
- The film was a smash hit, garnering nine Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture.
- That the film has been a smash hit in its homeland Sweden only proves that its characterisations are rock solid.
- Gerry Rafferty - he of the 1970s smash Baker Street - is selling up in the town before he has even moved in.
1(break)(furniture) romper(furniture) destrozar(car) destrozar(glass) romperhacer añicos
2(destroy)(revolution/rebellion) aplastar(rebellion/revolution) sofocar(drug racket/spy ring) acabar con(spy ring/drug racket) desarticular(hopes/illusions) echar por tierra(hopes/illusions) destruirsmash racism! — ¡abajo el racismo!
- he smashed the world record — batió / rompió el record mundial
3(hit, drive forcefully)he smashed his fist into my face — me pegó un puñetazo en la cara
- I smashed my fist through the window — rompí la ventana de un puñetazo
4(in tennis, badminton, squash)rematarremachar
1(shatter)(wood/glass) hacerse pedazosit smashed into a thousand pieces — se hizo añicos
2(crash)to smash against / into sth — estrellarse / chocar contra algo
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