Translation of splash in Spanish:


salpicadura, n.

Pronunciation /splaʃ//splæʃ/


  • 1

    • 1.1(spray)

      salpicadura feminine
      to make a splash (in liquid) 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 masculine
      we 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

    • 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 feminine
      mancha feminine
      manchón 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.

  • 3

    they'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.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (with liquid)
    stop 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

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (paint/water) salpicar
    coffee splashed all over the tablecloth el mantel se salpicó / se manchó de café
  • 2

    (animal/person) chapotear
    the children were splashing (around) in the water los niños chapoteaban en el agua