In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sound)chasquido masculineruido seco masculinethe snap of the whip — el chasquido / restallido del látigo
- with a snap of his fingers — con un chasquido de los dedos
- There was a sudden sharp snap and he turned to see Thomas holding up a limp Bomani, the jaguar's head hanging just a little too loose for normal.
- Behind them a snap sounded followed by a voice, ‘You people, what are you doing?’
- My head whipped around as i heard the sound of a branch snap.
- With a sharp snap, she pulled the entire tree from its roots.
- The paper made a loud snap as she turned to the next page.
- All of a sudden there was a loud snap behind Heather in the forest.
- The sharp snap of the snare rang through the crisp air.
- There was a snap like the cracking of a whip, amplified several times, accompanied by a brilliant flash of deep-blue light.
- And just how much valuable chocolate has been wasted with every snap of a block?
- Keily heard a loud snap, like the sound of bones breaking as she flew through the air.
- Suddenly there was a loud snap, which sounded through the basement, and Lizzie had stopped screaming.
- Two series of loud snaps and clicks were heard, and she fired again, this time with more accuracy.
- A cacophony of loud snaps and steps echoed through the forest, oftentimes followed by the loud blast of a rifle.
- But when an immaculate black boot closed over a small stick at the corner, the snap echoed loud as a shout.
- Even further beyond that setting, behind the small tool shed, several loud snaps echoed through the air every few moments.
- He stepped on a branch and one of the children whirled around at the sound of the snap, squealing in delight.
- I'm not, just a little bitter about how my life is so full of hardships, while she can just pass through life with just a snap of her perfect, slim fingers.
- Suddenly, off to her right, she heard a twig snap with a sharp report.
- Then came a small snap, sounding like someone stepped on a twig.
- There was a click, a loud snap, then the door swung silently outwards.
2also snap fastener
2.1US (on clothes)broche de presión masculinebotón de presión masculinecierre automático masculine Spainautomático masculine Spain
- It has a buckle on it, not some flimsy snap, so it couldn't have come loose, either.
- It's made from soft cotton and features Western style pockets, pearl snap details, and Lurex stitching for a cool vintage look.
- The custom-made cushions, covered with a durable outdoor fabric, are secured to the frame with snaps.
- It has a front storm flap with zipper and hidden snaps, encased elastic cuffs and bottom hem, and bar-tacking at critical stress points.
2.2US (on handbag, necklace)broche masculine
3informal(energy)vida feminineenergía femininebrío masculine
- Controlling the king was a snap - much easier than controlling his strong willed daughter.
- Like a bowl of rice bubbles that only needs milk, this article only needs a reader for it to go snap, crackle, pop!
- DVDs counter a sluggish CD market by adding visual snap to the crackle of pop
- The vocal tone of the group was lovely but there was no oomph, no snap, no crackle and definitely no pop.
- There was also some much needed snap and bite in midfield with the return of skipper Chris Brass alongside Richard Cooper.
- Agility courses and obedience trials are a snap for the cattle dog, so are intense sessions with Frisbee or flyball.
- She admits in a personal essay to having thought ‘in a moment of high arrogance’ that it would be a snap.
- Though this resulted in lots of separation in dark tones, it lacked a certain snap.
4informal(photo)foto feminineinstantánea feminine
- My holiday snaps are usually not up to Hockneys's standards and a fancy camera will just get nicked.
- It means one thing to carry, and the quality is easily good enough for printable holiday snaps, he says.
- Shot with large format cameras and lit like a film set, the production of these photographs was far more than just for holiday snaps.
- One photograph was the famous snap of Lord Lucan, frozen in time with that cold-eyed stare and slicked-back hair glinting like liquid coal.
- Now, he said, with a long career as a television lighting director behind him, he restricts his photography to family snaps.
- The boating lake was popular enough to have a queue for boats and photographers were inviting people to pose for holiday snaps.
- Again don't worry about the quality; it can be a passport photo or a holiday snap!
- They always send postcards and Frank has even received holiday snaps of them on location.
- Okay, a few photographs added to the gallery section: some of the first shots taken with my digital camera, and snaps from a typical Saturday night out in Tokyo.
- Other people's holiday snaps can be dull, but other people's family photos, if captioned amusingly, can be quite fun.
- As an experiment, the other day I travelled around London taking snaps of the images I came across in the street and on public transport that showed men or women.
- Holiday snaps tend to be interesting mostly to those who partook of the holiday.
- The pictures range from images of strikes, balloon take-offs and galas in Bradford to charming family snaps of weddings and holidays.
- If only I'd had enough time to dash across the street and take a snap with my digital camera…
- There is nothing wrong with holiday snaps of friends and family smiling to camera, Mike says.
- That would have a smaller camera resolution, probably only two megapixels - perfectly adequate for holiday snaps.
- The photograph enclosed was a holiday snap of a pretty blonde woman looking back over her shoulder on a river bank and laughing at the photographer.
- Well, that and a thought of ‘I really must buy a little digital camera, for snaps like that’.
- We could soon be taking snaps with our camera phone and transmitting those images to other phones, personal computers or laptops.
- Diana's personal snaps from holidays and key events in her life were contained in two albums that were found in Burrell's loft, said Mr Boyce.
5Meteorologya cold snap — una ola de frío
- A snap of cold and wet weather will give rise to pneumonia in calves so stay vigilant.
- Cold snaps won't hurt emerging leaves or closed buds, she added.
- But there's been a lot of crazy weather, cool snaps and rain, Jacobson says.
- Cold snaps may lead to frosts inland, though temperatures about the coast are generally mild all year round.
- Cold snaps make it easy to dismiss global warming as myth.
6.1British (card game)juego de baraja en el que se canta 'snap' cada vez que aparecen dos cartas iguales
- I recently taught them how to play snap, which was a revelation to them, but I decided yesterday with some of my older classes to teach them how to play 500.
- The school is also encouraging parents to introduce their children to cards games such as old maid, snap and bridge.
- A new pack of cards is set to revolutionise the way we play snap.
- To consolidate learning, children can make cards for a game of 'Snap', with one hand-drawn image and geographical term on each card.
6.2British informalI got 83% — snap! (so did I) — yo saqué un 83% — ¡chócate esa / chócatela / chócala (, yo también)!
7US informal(easy task)it's a snap — es chancaca Chile informal
transitive verbsnapping, snapped
- The type of damage being done to the cars ranges from wing mirrors being snapped off to glue being put in locks and tyres being slashed, with victims facing bills of hundreds of pounds.
- The winds got stronger and just after 9am the following day, the £10,000 mast snapped off and sank beneath the waves.
- As he jumped into the driver's seat, Anne grabbed the wing mirror, which snapped off in her hand, before holding on to the driver's side door handle.
- The dagger slid smoothly down the front of his tunic, each button snapped off easily until only one separated his bare chest from the cold dagger.
- Suddenly, the icicles grew in size, and snapped off, careening into the two men.
- During the performance of the famous Water Torture Cell act, the apparatus that held him upside down suddenly snapped and he broke his left ankle.
- Another claim for a pair of shoes was received after a woman caught the heel of her stiletto - which snapped off - in a car park drain.
- Twigs were snapped off trees and one twig broke free from its limb and and flew straight at Spot and took his eye right out.
- We don't have a car any longer simply because we were fed up with having wing mirrors snapped off, windscreen wipers broken or paintwork scratched.
- A blade had snapped off a similar wind turbine in Wales and crashed to the ground and the authorities thought it prudent to carry out checks at other areas.
- She sped away in her car; he snapped off the door handle trying to stop her.
- Vandals sparked a major alert when they snapped off a pipe, letting 2,000 litres of diesel into a village stream.
- He grabbed onto the car door, and suddenly, the door and mirror snapped off with it.
- He said debris left behind by the floods included 40 ft trees snapped off at the base and at least 40 carcases.
- The vandalism he describes includes the Purton Road Bridge being covered in graffiti, benches all smashed up and removed, trees being snapped off by vandals.
- Often the animal may have signs of previously wearing a collar which has snapped off, or the collar may still be present but there is no name tag.
- A second pillar at the entrance to the Grade I listed Parade House on Wicker Hill was damaged over the weekend when an apex stone, was snapped off.
- A major section of the crane snapped off at a Dallinger Ltd construction site at the old Gasworks site on the Sunday morning.
- The door staircase suddenly snapped off the foundation and soared up into the clouds, suddenly being torn apart by flying shrapnel of glass and metal.
- The mechanism is well protected by its case, though the carrying handle has snapped off since I last saw it.
1.2(make sharp sound)she snapped the lid/book shut — cerró la tapa/el libro de un golpe
2(utter sharply)decir bruscamenteshut up, he snapped — —cállate— dijo bruscamente
- But the media did what the media does: they kept peppering him with questions until, finally, he snapped at a reporter.
- He's not well himself and has just snapped at me for not immediately replying to something he said.
- I just snapped at my kids for no reason other than I felt like snapping.
- I tried to not let it show but I'm a terrible actress, but today really tried my patience and I may have snapped at poor unsuspecting souls.
- In fact, she's already snapped at one Toronto daily reporter, who had the bad idea of opening their interview by asking Sevigny what she was thinking when she took on the role.
- Unable to explain it, she snapped at him, ‘You mean you asked me to come out into this freezing Swiss weather just to tell me that?’
- Father wasn't too happy with that, and he snapped at me, and at Mother, that I should have found someone of our own status, not lowered myself to be with the dregs of society.
- They also snapped at him for supporting the new ruling majority in their wish to introduce restrictions for the reporters working in Parliament.
- He could even presently tell she was biting her tongue to keep from snapping at him.
- Her tone was biting, snapping at me for interrupting.
- ‘If people don't like what I'm doing, I don't give a damn,’ he snapped at reporters a few months back.
- The support worker snapped at me that she didn't have any patience with me after what had happened the night before, and I shouldn't even be there, I was lucky they let me go back.
- He was solidly built with short black hair and curiously red eyes, his physical strength was apparent, as was his short temper when he snapped at his brother.
- I had to bite my tongue from snapping at him that I already knew how to ride a horse.
- Andy clenched his jaw, snapping at a girl that tried to offer him drugs.
- I snapped at him irritably, ignoring how my heart still bruised my ribcage with every beat.
- Moira snapped at her, startling everyone in the room.
- I snapped at anyone who spoke the words: ‘Have you got a minute?’
- He snapped at a cameraman and looked decidedly grumpy.
- The Carlyles had a miserable time quite visibly, often at odds, often snarling and snapping at one another in the presence of friends.
3(photograph)(person/thing) sacarle una foto ahe snapped the whole family in the garden — le sacó una foto a toda la familia en el jardín
- Still, other than the song I feel restless, irritated, lost and ready to snap at the slightest provocation.
- He said that it would not take much to make him snap, and lose control.
- I turned into a Japanese tourist for a few hours and spent my time happily snapping away at different angles and the different details.
- I snapped, finally losing patience and throwing the brush back into the bucket of hot, soapy water so hard it splashed the front of my uniform.
- Ryan smiled widely into the camera as I snapped the picture.
- Allan Compton, mitigating, said Carter did not intend using the knife but lost his temper and snapped under provocation.
- Taking her camera from her purse, she snapped three photographs of the sign and several more of the outside of the building.
- Another student with an enthusiasm for photography, Elias, snaps pictures of his schoolmates.
- I was almost positive that at any moment Michael was going to snap and lose his cool.
- But for whatever reason, he snapped and lost his temper that night.
- Emaleth dug around her schoolbag, came up with a sleek little digital camera and snapped my picture before I could say a word.
- Ashton smiled and brought up a disposable camera, snapping a picture.
- I put on my longest lens and snapped them from a distance.
- He used his cell phone camera to snap the picture of the cigarette.
- The actress claims a paparazzo photographer used a telephoto lens to snap her when she was partly undressed in her home.
- He does news photography, he snaps celebrities and - the reason why I'm talking to him - he is also a glamour photographer.
- He swallowed a gasp when he saw a small group of girls with cameras, snapping pictures of what appeared to be him and Faith.
- It's simple enough to snap a picture with a digital camera, download it to a PC, then e-mail it off to a news outlet.
- Nadja had out a camera, and was snapping random pictures of a slightly frustrated Grey.
- Monica quickly changed the roll of film and snapped a couple of pictures.
- I snapped, fast losing any sense of restraint or reality.
- He stopped at the top and focused his camera, snapping a few pictures of the landscape.
- If a print was made close to when the photographer snapped the picture, it's considered more valuable than a print made years later.
- She had pressed her mother until Joyce finally lost patience and snapped.
- When patients arrive for an operation at the Heartlands Hospital in the Midlands, they will be snapped with a digital camera and tagged with a transmitter.
- I mean, the pressure's always going to be there, but some people take the pressure the wrong way and they snap, or they lose it.
- Kyle snaps, losing his patience at the constant questioning.
- I accept that on the fateful day you snapped and lost your self-control as a result of that build up.
- Mark and Tommy flank her sides as photographers snap her picture frantically.
- He claimed he could not remember anything of what followed before finding blood on himself, and told the jury he must have lost his temper and snapped after years of verbal abuse from Mr Berry.
- Laughing heartily, Rob dropped the empty bottle on the end of Trent's bed and pulled a tiny digital camera from his pocket, snapping a few pictures.
- He tracked down a paparazzo photographer who had snapped him surfing, and the pictures showed he was wearing the ring before he entered the water, but not after.
intransitive verbsnapping, snapped
1(bite)be careful: he snaps — ten cuidado, que muerde
- the dog snapped at my ankles — el perro me quiso morder los tobillos
- the fish are snapping today — hoy pican los peces
2.1(break)(branch/twigs) romperse(twigs/branch) quebrarse Latin America(elastic) romperseit just snapped off in my hand — se me partió en la mano
- the plank snapped in two — la tabla se partió en dos
- his nerves finally snapped — al fin explotó
- my patience snapped — se me acabó la paciencia
2.2(click)to snap shut — cerrarse (con un clic)
3(speak sharply)hablar con brusquedadsorry, I didn't mean to snap — perdona, no quise saltar así
- no need to snap! — no hace falta que te pongas así
- to snap at sb — hablarle con brusquedad a algn
4(move quickly)the soldier snapped to attention — el soldado se cuadró
1(judgment/decision/move) precipitado(decision/judgment/move) repentinoto call a snap election — convocar elecciones anticipadas
- Ministers insisted they would not make snap decisions after the setback but the deputy prime minister is reportedly facing calls to resign.
- Having deliberately created speculation about a snap election, Howard is now in a position to say that the only way to end the speculation is by holding one.
- A snap election right now, when no one but the Kremlin is ready, may be seen as the best way to avoid the dreaded revolution scenario.
- Clinton and his advisors were clearly taken aback by Barak's snap election decision.
- After making the snap decision to leave Bridlington, wreathed in torrential rain, we headed for Northumberland, a two-and-a-half hour drive away.
- The whole budget cut stunt was just a snap decision to save the Economic Forum.
- That's my snap judgment after listening to him for about two minutes and not wanting to put up with any more slow-moving banalities.
- Kingston Museum could not afford to bid, so the two societies made a snap decision to buy the works on its behalf for £120 each.
- It proposes that you can make up your mind about something, and be invariably correct, in an instant; that snap judgment is often a more effective tool than detailed analysis.
- But when the opportunity presented itself, I had to make a snap decision.
- This forecast is not a partisan argument, nor is it an office-pool snap judgment based on a hasty reading of state polls of varying reliability.
- My mother would make a snap judgment about him the moment she saw him, and, whether it be good or bad, when she heard he got me pregnant, all hell would break loose.
- DeFede made a snap decision to switch on his tape recorder.
- His Worship asked me various questions, then said I was making very serious allegations and that he couldn't make a snap decision but would have to think about it.
- But those heated emotions also make the immediate aftermath of such sad occasions the wrong time to rush into snap judgments we may later have cause to regret.
- That's a snap judgment based on what little I've seen of him on the news, but it's one I can't shake.
- Grace thought for a moment, before making her snap decision.
- Well, fortunately there's a wheel-balancing place nearby, and on a snap decision I headed straight there, just in case.
- There are no snap answers, and a style of counselling that is patronising and facile contributes nothing.
- Beattie says his decision to call a snap election has been based on the need to urgently repair the state's system of child protection.
1to go snap — romperse
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