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 literal
- A split second later, she was rewarded by a splash of warm - almost hot - liquid.
- Avocados discolour very quickly, but a splash of acid rubbed or brushed on will slow that process.
- Add the lemon juice, baby capers and a splash of Worcestershire sauce.
- 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.
- With crunchy spring vegetables, Japanese noodles and a splash of soya sauce, a delicious, low-fat meal can be made in minutes.
- Then Holly discovered she had forgotten her contact lens case and had to improvise with two wine glasses and a splash of saline.
- Twenty years ago, grooming meant a fifteen minute visit to the corner barbershop and a splash of Aqua Velva.
- Instead, I reject the cultural establishment's contention that politics can be rejuvenated by a splash of paint or an arty video slot.
- I would be conveniencing myself if I spritzed a splash of French dressing on my shirt before I even entered the store.
- The dumplings wade in a thick peanut mixture with a splash of soy sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
- And, what compliments such a look better than a splash of (obviously fake) blood?
- As they walked down the street, they heard a yell, which was followed by a splash of some liquid.
- Other signature dishes include braised cod with a splash of rum and sweet and sour eel on potato chips.
- There's water, obviously, and then there's some salt, a splash of chlorine, a hint of sulphur and a sprig of magnesium.
- There is even a thing called ‘male grooming’ these days which, apparently, involves more than a testicular scratch and a splash of Old Spice.
- 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.
- 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.
- Add corn, reserved dill and a splash of reserved braising liquid and heat through.
- He developed high-speed photography, which could freeze a hummingbird in mid-flight or a splash of milk.
- 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 ruidosamente al lago
- we heard a splash — oímos el ruido de algo al caer al agua
- splash! he fell in — ¡plaf! / ¡zas! se cayó al agua
- Only at the last moment would they dive into the water with a resounding splash.
- Before he could do anything he hit water with a loud splash.
- He had not taken much notice until he heard a splash and the sound of panic-stricken voices.
- I went back to reading my book until I was interrupted about ten minutes later by the sound of some enormous splashes.
- With a hard pull, Sophie landed in the water with a splash.
- Valos slowly opened his eyes as he heard the sound of a splash.
- As she passed the building, she heard the splash of water.
- He entered with a loud splash, sending water in every direction.
- When his body was dropped, some men though they heard a human sound come before the splash.
- Then there was a huge splash of water, and that was that.
- I heard a soft splash of water, and the soft rubbing of a towel.
- At dusk, I like sitting on the bank of the Grand Canal listening to the soft splashes of water against the ancient Venetian stones.
- 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.
- 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.
- After the final splash of the corpse hitting the black water below them, she peered over the edge.
- It did rain the next day and the village was silent except for the splash of the water on the cobbled streets.
- She heard a splash as he poured water in the washbowl.
- A loud splash of water was heard, and nothing else.
- 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.
1.3(paddle, swim)chapuzón masculinewe had a quick splash (around) in the sea — nos dimos un chapuzón en el mar
- He leaned to listen to her splashes, but the water was still.
- The sounds of continuous splashes filled the air.
- 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.
- 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 horses were cantering lightly, making small splashes of water around their hooves.
- In no time the ground was deep in water, and the splashes from their feet joined the raindrops bouncing roof high.
- A few splashes of water, and I'm feeling a lot better.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Darker colours tend to be more appropriate at work although there is no harm in adding a splash of brighter colour with accessories.
- 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.
- Every splash of bright colour has gone back into a drawer not to be glimpsed again until next spring.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- His presence would have added a splash of colour.
- 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.
- For a splash of bright colour it is hard to beat marigolds, Calendula officialis.
- The city was sprawled out beneath them, a rainbow of earthen hues and bright splashes of colour.
- 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.
- Add to this a splash of bright colour and the result is nothing short of arresting.
3Journalismthey've done a front-page splash on it — lo han puesto a toda plana en la primera página
- In the cases above, information was available years before the recent news splashes that would have at least thrown up caution signs.
- ‘A delay may be a diary story for you, for us it's a splash,’ says the man from The Sun.
- The front page splash of the Morden Times reveals the town is to get two more police officers, bringing the total to nine.
- The splash headline in the virulently anti-war Independent was exultant.
- The front page splash - the main headline - on the Daily Mail today is about the same story.
- 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.
- Two months later the splash headline in the Mirror was ‘Married cricket legend harasses a mum for sex with obscene phone calls’.
- My front-page splash became a three-inch brief on the inside - albeit one that took hours to report.
- 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.
- The Financial Times broke with tradition, using a white-on-black splash headline for the first time in its history.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Front page splashes on serious crimes in the town centre are giving the police a bad name, officers say.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Agenda-setting front-page splashes started reappearing as well as longer inside reads devoted to issues not normally touched by the Record.
- The six page splash features the tanned newly-weds barbecueing corn cobs and canoodling poolside.
- For nearly 15 years the media has contributed screaming headlines and front page splashes as well as serious studies.
1(with liquid)salpicarstop splashing me! — ¡no me salpiques!
- to splash sth on / over sth/sb — salpicar algo de algo
- to splash sth/sb with sth — salpicar algo/a algn 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
- 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
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
2(animal/person) chapotearthe children were splashing (around) in the water — los niños chapoteaban en el agua
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