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(spray)salpicadura feminineto make a splash — salpicar
- There's water, obviously, and then there's some salt, a splash of chlorine, a hint of sulphur and a sprig of magnesium.
- The dumplings wade in a thick peanut mixture with a splash of soy sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
- There is even a thing called ‘male grooming’ these days which, apparently, involves more than a testicular scratch and a splash of Old Spice.
- Add corn, reserved dill and a splash of reserved braising liquid and heat through.
- Medallion man womaniser Farina is forever offering the benefit of his experience, including dubious advice that women love a splash of cologne on a man's testicles.
- Add the lemon juice, baby capers and a splash of Worcestershire sauce.
- Twenty years ago, grooming meant a fifteen minute visit to the corner barbershop and a splash of Aqua Velva.
- And, what compliments such a look better than a splash of (obviously fake) blood?
- I would be conveniencing myself if I spritzed a splash of French dressing on my shirt before I even entered the store.
- As they walked down the street, they heard a yell, which was followed by a splash of some liquid.
- Then Holly discovered she had forgotten her contact lens case and had to improvise with two wine glasses and a splash of saline.
- Instead, I reject the cultural establishment's contention that politics can be rejuvenated by a splash of paint or an arty video slot.
- Avocados discolour very quickly, but a splash of acid rubbed or brushed on will slow that process.
- A split second later, she was rewarded by a splash of warm - almost hot - liquid.
- He developed high-speed photography, which could freeze a hummingbird in mid-flight or a splash of milk.
- Other signature dishes include braised cod with a splash of rum and sweet and sour eel on potato chips.
- Hell, when they get shot, most of them dig the bullet out of their shoulder themselves, using a tie as a tourniquet and a splash of Jack Daniels to clean out the wound.
- With crunchy spring vegetables, Japanese noodles and a splash of soya sauce, a delicious, low-fat meal can be made in minutes.
- The canapé of seafood fritters slipped down nicely with a splash of chilli and coconut cream dip as did the pink smoked duck croutons with their lively mango salsa.
- A splash of cream extinguishes the last of the flames before paper-thin crêpes are warmed in the apple mixture.
1.2(sound)it fell into the lake with a loud splash — cayó al lago con un sonoro plaf informal
- we heard a splash — oímos el ruido de algo al caer al agua
- splash! he fell in — ¡plaf! / ¡zas! se cayó al agua
- Before he could do anything he hit water with a loud splash.
- I heard a soft splash of water, and the soft rubbing of a towel.
- Then there was a huge splash of water, and that was that.
- I went back to reading my book until I was interrupted about ten minutes later by the sound of some enormous splashes.
- After the final splash of the corpse hitting the black water below them, she peered over the edge.
- Suddenly, Siri heard a large splash of water next to her.
- Lunging forwards with all her strength, Cassie pushes Julia backwards into the pool and watches with glee as she reaches the water with a splash.
- It did rain the next day and the village was silent except for the splash of the water on the cobbled streets.
- The occasional white gull winging its way through the air, the gentle splash of water against the hull, that's all there was to draw our attention away from each other.
- With a hard pull, Sophie landed in the water with a splash.
- Then a loud splash sounded and I looked over to the dock to see the girl standing while the boy flailed around in the water.
- As she passed the building, she heard the splash of water.
- He had not taken much notice until he heard a splash and the sound of panic-stricken voices.
- Valos slowly opened his eyes as he heard the sound of a splash.
- When his body was dropped, some men though they heard a human sound come before the splash.
- Only at the last moment would they dive into the water with a resounding splash.
- He entered with a loud splash, sending water in every direction.
- At dusk, I like sitting on the bank of the Grand Canal listening to the soft splashes of water against the ancient Venetian stones.
- She heard a splash as he poured water in the washbowl.
- A loud splash of water was heard, and nothing else.
1.3(paddle, swim)chapuzón masculinewe had a quick splash (around) in the sea — nos dimos un chapuzón en el mar
- In no time the ground was deep in water, and the splashes from their feet joined the raindrops bouncing roof high.
- Within seconds he was out of the car, running into the river and sending up splashes of water as he waded out to the middle.
- The horses were cantering lightly, making small splashes of water around their hooves.
- A few splashes of water, and I'm feeling a lot better.
- He leaned to listen to her splashes, but the water was still.
- We were quiet for a while, the only sound in the kitchen the ticking of the clock and the steady splash of water as I methodically washed the cups.
- The sounds of continuous splashes filled the air.
2.1(small quantity)a splash — un poco
- just a splash of orange juice in the vodka — un poco / un chorrito de zumo de naranja en el vodka
- a splash of paint and it'll be as good as new — con un poco de pintura quedará como nuevo
2.2(mark, patch)salpicadura femininemancha femininemanchón masculine
- First there were a host of tiles, partitions and wall coverings to enhance the look of the room with splashes of bright colour, muted hues and soft lighting.
- The black and white dress code was given a splash of colour by members of the Army, who attended in their Reds, and Colchester Town Watch appeared in medieval regalia.
- Arriving in Cambridge on a Fulbright Scholarship, she is a splash of brash American colour against a backdrop of a dour Britain in the grip of Fifties austerity.
- The city was sprawled out beneath them, a rainbow of earthen hues and bright splashes of colour.
- Hundreds of ducks brought a splash of colour to an East Yorkshire village - and helped raise hundreds of pounds for the local pre-school.
- Clad in bright and subtle shades, the participants rendered a splash of colour to the stadium that buzzed with activity for the rest of the day.
- Elsewhere in the city, there was a splash of colour in York in the shape of a yellow school bus in Parliament Street - on tour from American book publisher DK.
- His presence would have added a splash of colour.
- Hanging baskets are a great way of maximising space on a small verandah or patio and provide opportunities for injecting a splash of colour around the house.
- For a splash of bright colour it is hard to beat marigolds, Calendula officialis.
- Every splash of bright colour has gone back into a drawer not to be glimpsed again until next spring.
- Green-fingered gardeners are preparing to add a splash of colour to the Auld Grey Town this summer with their entries for the 2004 Kendal in Bloom competition.
- This wasn't quite as frivolous as it sounds; the standard urban wardrobe of black with white and the occasional splash of bright colour wasn't going to work in the bush.
- Add to this a splash of bright colour and the result is nothing short of arresting.
- Attached to a branch of a tree were half a dozen green and yellow plastic water containers that provided a splash of colour in the bright, dust coloured landscape.
- The vibrant costumes and scenery gave bright splashes of cartoonish colour to the scenes and the props, such as hobby horses with nodding heads, were superb.
- Leaving the grey stone of the city, we stepped into a world of resplendent greens with splashes of colour as bright as the auroras themselves.
- Darker colours tend to be more appropriate at work although there is no harm in adding a splash of brighter colour with accessories.
- The attractive berries produced by this popular shrub will brighten up a shady area and provide a splash of colour in the darkest months.
- Painted a cool white throughout, the apartment provides a blank canvas for buyers, with splashes of bright colours in the soft furnishings.
3Journalismthey've done a front-page splash on it — lo han puesto a toda plana en la primera página
- The Australian had the most comprehensive coverage with a story by Jane Schulze on the front page below the fold and the splash on the front page of the Media section.
- Agenda-setting front-page splashes started reappearing as well as longer inside reads devoted to issues not normally touched by the Record.
- The Daily Record in Scotland was one of hundreds of papers who, thanks to The Australian, also got it wrong in its front page splash about Kylie.
- This conclusion won't generate the splash headlines and blanket coverage of this past week, which was just as remarkable as the political volte face.
- For nearly 15 years the media has contributed screaming headlines and front page splashes as well as serious studies.
- This was enough to deliver the front page splash in The Sunday Age and Sunday Herald Sun and begin what will be a long and difficult fightback.
- In the cases above, information was available years before the recent news splashes that would have at least thrown up caution signs.
- The splash headline in the virulently anti-war Independent was exultant.
- Front page splashes on serious crimes in the town centre are giving the police a bad name, officers say.
- The Financial Times broke with tradition, using a white-on-black splash headline for the first time in its history.
- It's a risk, but if it happens, maybe it beats the thrill of all those front-page splashes and sold-out arenas hands down.
- But the front page splash was all about how he had changed his tune on a few key issues such as a pulp mill in Tasmania and American bases.
- The six page splash features the tanned newly-weds barbecueing corn cobs and canoodling poolside.
- Two months later the splash headline in the Mirror was ‘Married cricket legend harasses a mum for sex with obscene phone calls’.
- Of course, the hard but essential task now will be to maintain the sense of priority and importance about indigenous issues once the front page splashes die away again.
- ‘A delay may be a diary story for you, for us it's a splash,’ says the man from The Sun.
- My front-page splash became a three-inch brief on the inside - albeit one that took hours to report.
- It seems like a perfect investigation for the Hun, though today's front page splash on the bailed drug baron's Queensland holiday was a good get.
- The front page splash of the Morden Times reveals the town is to get two more police officers, bringing the total to nine.
- The front page splash - the main headline - on the Daily Mail today is about the same story.
1(with liquid)salpicarstop splashing me! — ¡no me salpiques!
- to splash sth on/over sth/sb — salpicar algo de algo
- he splashed acid on my clothes — me salpicó la ropa de / con ácido
- I had mud splashed all over me by a passing car — un coche que pasó me salpicó toda de barro
- he splashed cologne on his face — se echó colonia en la cara
- to splash sth/sb with sth — salpicar algo/a algn de algo
- the car was splashed with mud — el coche estaba salpicado de barro
- careful you don't splash yourself with oil — ten cuidado, no vayas a salpicarte de aceite
- He continued to laugh as they fought in the water, splashing each other and she laughed with him.
- The white children are bobbing in their rings, and two of them are splashing each other.
- I saw Tay and Jill down by the water, splashing each other and giggling in slurs which meant they were half drunk.
- We goofed off in the ocean for quite awhile, dunking each other and splashing each other.
- I pass a besotted dad with his toddler splashing each other from opposites sides of the fountain.
- The children whined, splashing each other and Knazarath a few more times, but then followed the guard to the bedroom obediently, if a bit noisily.
- Together they played like children, splashing each other, catching fish to take home, building stone castles along the sandy shore.
- We were laughing and splashing each other as Ben came out with someone behind him.
- Jeremy and Tara were about 20 feet out, splashing each other.
- No sooner than she said that, all four people were spraying and splashing each other, totally forgetting about their game of water volleyball.
- Soon after Ty and T.N. join in and start to splash each other in the tepid water.
- The sunbathers had moved to the water, splashing each other.
- They took turned jumping from the top of the waterfall, laughing and splashing each other like they were kids.
- Brandy covered up as she looked out to Rob, Diana, Jade and Tara, running along the shore line, splashing each other with the abundant element of the day.
- After swimming and splashing each other for about an hour, they were exhausted and climbed out of the pool.
- We giggled and laughed, splashing each other and running in a circle around the island.
- They dunked and splashed each other in an oversized birdbath.
- They had found an open spot on the beach, and were splashing each other, while Pat taped.
- They started splashing each other as Sunakai accidentally splashed water on Sunshe.
- Then they start to roll the log, spraying and splashing each other, performing all sorts of acrobatics while turning the piece of wood.
2(in newspaper)the scandal was splashed all over the front page — el escándalo venía a toda plana en la primera página
1(paint/water) salpicarcoffee splashed all over the tablecloth — el mantel se salpicó / se manchó de café
- Shakily I splashed some cold water onto my stricken face, wishing the cold liquid to act as a reality check, maybe even wake me up from this painfully real nightmare.
- He splashed the warm water onto his face and looked into the mirror.
- He splashed the liquid in the container over the couch and hastily returned to his car.
- Turning the water on, I cupped my hands under the faucet, and splashed some water onto the crusted blood.
- She ran to the porch and picked up the bucket Hunk kept below the down spout to catch what little rain water fell, and she splashed the water over me.
- He walked over to the handbowl and splashed the cold water onto his face.
- I tried to take it away from him but he fought me for it, splashing the urine-colored liquid on my shoes.
- Cupping her hands into the water, she splashed the water onto her face and let the liquid run down her neck and cool her cheeks.
- Taking her time to wash and splash some cold water on her face, Angela slowly woke up more.
- The boy poured rice into the pan, splashing the scalding water onto Jamie's hand.
- I had to push past a few kissing couples to reach the bathroom, and once inside I splashed some cold water onto my face.
- She dipped her hands into the icy cold water and splashed some water across her sleepy face, in a vain attempt to wake herself up.
- I splashed some water onto my face and wiped it with a towel.
- Composing herself quickly, she splashed cold water on her flushed face.
- Blue liquid was splashed onto nearby equipment, but he didn't care.
- I brushed a few loose strands of hair out of my face and splashed some cold water onto my face.
- Setting the kettle down, Kiyoshi made as if to examine his face in the reflection, and then splashed water onto it as if washing it.
- It broke in half with the bottom falling back into the jar, splashing the liquid upon the hand that held the containment.
- Something smashed against Valshar's face, shattering into dust to splash a clear liquid over the face.
- The bathroom was cool when she flicked on the light, and as she splashed cold water onto her face the reflection of the mirror caught her eye.
2(animal/person) chapotearthe children were splashing (around) in the water — los niños chapoteaban en el agua
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