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
- Shrugging Antonio started to walk by the room when he heard the smash of something that sounded like glass.
- The sudden smash of something glass forewarned he was returning past the bathroom.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Miss Ul Haq said Syed put his hands up to protect himself, she heard a smash and Mr Derbsyhire ran into the pub.
- Then, I heard the smash of someone breaking the small pane of glass next to the door.
- There was a fast drop in temperature, a creaking sound echoed throughout the room, and then a smash.
1.2British (collision)choque masculine
- If we had capsized we would have had to survive the impact of a car smash, get out, and then get to the boat.
- This Friday we go straight to the train smash in New South Wales.
- 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.
- 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 driver has died after a horror smash in which his car careered off a quiet country road.
- 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.
- 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.
- She was involved in a horrific smash, crashing into two cars which had already been involved in an accident.
- 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.
- Friends of a teenager who died in a car smash have called on the driver, who disappeared after the accident, to give himself up.
- 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.
- There was a smash on the motorway this morning and so there was a lengthy delay.
- Crashes can often be predicted long before the eventual smash.
- A woman lies trapped in an upturned station wagon, numb from the impact of a car smash.
- 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.
- 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.
- Two men had a miracle escape after surviving a smash which turned a car into a fireball
- 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.
- 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.
- The father-of-two was killed on June 10 in a smash with another vehicle when he was driving to Denver airport.
2.1(blow)golpe masculineI gave him a smash on the jaw with my fist — le di un puñetazo en la mandíbula
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- A smash in badminton is more like a punch in boxing than a smash in tennis.
- After some long serving from Christine Dunne and a great smash from Aodainn Crowe, the sides were level at 10-10.
- 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.
- In tennis, there is the forehand, the backhand, the overhead smash and the drop volley, all with a different grip.
3informal(success)exitazo masculine informalher latest single is a smash — su último disco es un exitazo informal
- Jonathan Antin is the face of the smash Bravo series ‘Blow Out’ and the name behind a line of hair care products.
- Supported by innovative marketing, the film was a smash hit.
- Though the film was not a smash hit during its theatrical run, I believe it will garner a vast and appreciative audience on DVD.
- 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.
- 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 smash hit disco film is to finish a 17-week run at Studio 1 and 2.
- Various songs could make huge singles, but ‘Girl’ in particular, a rolling guitar rave as ode to summer, looks like a viable smash.
- Felim is best known for his part as actor and musician on the smash hit film ‘The Commitments’.
- Gerry Rafferty - he of the 1970s smash Baker Street - is selling up in the town before he has even moved in.
- It has been a dance-floor smash ever since Tall Paul dropped the track last year at London's super club Turnmills.
- The consequence, as you might surmise, was an impressive series of financial smashes in my early twenties.
- 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.
- That the film has been a smash hit in its homeland Sweden only proves that its characterisations are rock solid.
- 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.
- Buster Poindexter released his cover version three years later, which went on to become an international smash.
- The London production of The Producers - starring Nathan Lane on short notice - seems to be a smash.
- 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.
- A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Head Games transfers to the Oval House Theatre, from Wednesday, February 12.
- The show was such a smash in London that Mendes revived it in Manhattan in 1998 where it became a phenomenon.
- The film was a smash hit, garnering nine Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture.
- The brothers danced together in the smash Broadway revue Eubie! in 1978 and again on the big screen in Cotton Club.
1(break)(furniture) romper(furniture) destrozar(car) destrozar(glass) romper(glass) hacer añicos
- After seeing a hand at the bedroom window he smashed the glass and reached inside, briefly touching someone's fingers.
- Schoolchildren have been left devastated after their new Wendy house was smashed up by yobs.
- Nothing was taken but thieves smashed a driver's-side window to gain entry to the car.
- Less than 90 minutes later, thieves smashed a window at Colchester Optical Centre in Red Lion Yard and snatched designer glasses from a display.
- In the past year windows have been smashed, practice nets damaged and the clubhouse daubed with graffiti.
- He got his ladder and climbed up to the window where Sarah had smashed the glass.
- And earlier this month New Road Methodist Chapel in Heys Lane, Blackburn, fell victim to vandals who smashed stained glass windows.
- Barry takes out his frustration by breaking and smashing things or randomly bursting into tears.
- The first few of them came into our garden, right to our front door, where they picked up a large filled flowerpot, took it a few yards up the road and smashed it to pieces.
- But, after cutting through a wire fence and then smashing a window the thieves stole a box containing the pictures, two generators and a disabled ramp.
- After realising there was no money or valuables to be taken, they smashed another stained glass window.
- A crowd of youths ran riot on The Inch estate, engaging in running street battles, smashing windows and breaking into cars.
- They were rescued when firemen put ladders up to the bedroom window, smashed the glass and guided the trio to safety.
- The offender smashed a plate glass window to enter the premises.
- Thieves had attempted to break through the front door of building before smashing a stained glass window.
- He gets aggressive and smashes things and shouts a lot.
- He said the thieves had smashed the windows and shutters, and damaged pictures on walls inside the unit.
- In the overnight rioting, about 100 attackers set fire to Redfern railway station, torched a car and smashed windows.
- Keith Moon would throw his drumsticks into the audience and Pete Townshend would smash his guitar to pieces.
- They then smashed their playstation, broke the kitchen table in bits and ripped up a load of magazines and threw the pages all over the ground.
2(destroy)(revolution/rebellion) aplastar(revolution/rebellion) sofocar(spy ring/drug racket) acabar con(drug racket/spy ring) desarticular(hopes/illusions) echar por tierra(illusions/hopes) destruirsmash racism! — ¡abajo el racismo!
- he smashed the world record — batió / rompió el record mundial
- The Howard government was involved in a conspiracy with stevedoring companies to smash the Maritime Union of Australia several years ago.
- I know that a lot of people in Yorkshire will always blame Nottinghamshire for the outcome but the man who smashed the greatest union this country has ever seen was Arthur Scargill.
3.1(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
3.2(in tennis, badminton, squash)rematarremachar
- Someone passed me the ball, I jumped up as high as possible and smashed the ball as hard as I could.
- Lucas smashed his squash ball hard against the wall with his racket.
- Woosnam is at the top of a sport that has changed enormously since he first played, a determined farmer's boy who loved to smash the ball as hard as he could.
1(shatter)(glass/wood) hacerse pedazosit smashed into a thousand pieces — se rompió en mil pedazos
- The mirror shattered instantly, smashing to the ground with a thunderous crash.
- It smashed on the hard floor, and I stepped back to avoid the broken pieces on my bare feet.
- His large, meaty hand grabbed the lamp and he threw it at the wall, causing it to smash into a million pieces.
- The mirror smashed, sending pieces of tiny glass in every direction and littering the ground.
- The glass shattered as it smashed against the floorboards.
- When the plate is smashed into hundreds of pieces, we do not find that one piece contains the bird's wing, and another piece the bird's beak.
- He reached over and caught it before it smashed into a million pieces without spilling a drop.
- He leapt to another roof, just as a large rock smashed into pieces on the ground where he was.
- Stine slammed an already small piece of tile quite harshly onto the board causing it to smash into billions of pieces.
- He jumped with the shock of the noise, dropping his torch to the floor where the lens and bulb smashed on the hard floor with a single spark of power.
- Before I realise it the glass has left my hand and reaches the middle of the room, smashing to pieces on the floor.
- And then the back panel of the frame fell out and the glass fell onto the floor and smashed into a million pieces.
- Something was thrown at the ground and smashed into pieces.
- Calissa fell to the floor, her glass of wine smashing into a hundred pieces.
- Modern safety standards require shatterproof glass, which won't smash into sharp shards - but older furniture may well have plain glass.
- Instead, they all toppled over the side of the counter, smashing into billions of pieces onto the floor.
- She dropped her glass on the floor watching it as it smashed into 1,000 pieces.
- He whacked the nail so hard on the head, it smashed into pieces.
- The plate smashed into three pieces as he flung it at the television.
- Anyway as I was doing it I knocked a glass lamp from a small table and it smashed to tiny pieces on the parquet floor, it made a huge bang.
2(crash)to smash against/into sth — estrellarse / chocar contra algo
- Look at the sheer force of the waves as they smashed into the coast line just feet from the road.
- She says that the insurance inspector has evidence that all the times that he's smashed up the car over the last year haven't been accidents.
- Frank Davies, aged 79, was showered with flying masonry as he lay in his bed when the Mazda smashed into the bedroom wall of the bungalow.
- Rain is slashing slantwise, mixing with spray from waves smashing into jetty walls.
- She shot down the road backwards before smashing into the wall of a front garden five doors down the street.
- As the waves smashed against the pillars of the floating barge, I noticed the driftwood that was totally at the mercy of the current.
- He told her Jamie, who had been visiting the resort with his Thai wife Noi, had been taken to hospital with broken ribs after the waves smashed into his beachside hut.
- In fact, we're going to take just a little bit of a look down the beach; you can see the waves smashing into the beach.
- A couple who flew into Manchester Airport told of their miracle escape after a 20 ft tidal wave smashed into their Sri Lankan hotel.
- Sobirin, 36, was sleeping at around 8 p.m. when the strong current smashed through the walls of his home.
- More than 30 people were taken to hospital yesterday after a crowded underground train smashed into a tunnel wall when it derailed in central London.
- Thousands of pounds of damage has been inflicted on her property - her car has been smashed up more than a dozen times.
- As he fell face-first his mouth smashed against the hard corner of the table, chipping a front tooth.
- Sheids got a nice surge and floated effortlessly in and around the back of the jump off rock, scrambling up onto it before the next wave smashed into it sending a huge plume of spray into the air.
- Her arm stopped her head from smashing into the hard pavement.
- Police and tax officials watched stunned as a white van man smashed up his vehicle on a York street rather than hand it over to road tax enforcers.
- She and her husband and two children escaped with cuts and bruises after a wave smashed through the windscreen of their van.
- The man stepped around a corner, and Ralier barreled after him, smashing into the wall as he turned.
- At Galveston, at the storm's northern edge, waves smashed over the 17-foot seawall that guards the city from the gulf.
- It then smashed head on into a tree, breaking it in half, before ploughing into some railings.
- Fierce headwinds driving against currents produced steep-fronted waves that smashed into the fleet as it struggled to reach the finish line.
- The fight was over when his face smashed into the hard floor.
- An elderly couple caught up in the Asian tsunami while holidaying in Sri Lanka have spoken about their terror as the giant killer waves smashed into their luxury resort.
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