In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(beat)golpearazotardarle una paliza athey were soundly thrashed — les dieron una buena paliza
- His father paid a visit to mine, who proceeded to thrash me with a yardstick.
- Then she started thrashing him about the head and shoulders.
- The accused were armed with sharp edged weapons and thrashed him brutally.
- After thrashing him, one of the youths pulled a pistol and shot him in the stomach.
- Ravi's father often thrashes him for neglecting studies.
- I was raised on a cattle/sheep farm, and if you didn't eat your meat for dinner you were thrashed about the head with a crowbar.
- Once they had finished thrashing me, they tied me up again, but this time I managed to keep my ankles and wrists slightly apart.
- Another man, reminding his mother of how his father used to thrash him at her behest, was told, ‘You were a bad child and you deserved it.’
- Joshua grabbed the whip, thrashing the master again and again.
- She would beat her until her arm was tired and then thrash her on the floor.
- Then he was thrashed by criminals for being a ‘traitor’ to his country.
- His future father-in-law came round to dinner one evening and attempted to thrash him with a horsewhip.
- His mother, who had thrashed him twice in front of his gurus for not being regular to his classes, had also played a role.
- From where we were, we could see them thrashing him mercilessly, hitting him with stones.
- Once home, his father, a freedom fighter, thrashed him mercilessly.
- She was sexually exploited and if she refused to comply, she was thrashed.
- This annoyed the jawans who beat the husband and when wife intervened to stop them, she was also thrashed.
2informal(defeat)darle una paliza a informalhacer polvo informal
- After defeating Burnley and thrashing Gillingham 7-1, the young Blues will find it much tougher at Goodison Park.
- In the opening match of the tournament on Saturday, Germany thrashed Pakistan 6-0.
- It's nice to think of them picturing Father Christmas and his sleigh whooshing across frosty rooftops, as opposed to me thrashing my way around a soulless out-of-town shopping centre.
- Now he'd had a chance to thrash me again, I had lost what small advantage I had.
- I was comprehensively thrashed in all four rounds.
- Lancashire have been frustrated by the rain in their current match with Middlesex at Old Trafford, especially as Sussex thrashed Durham inside three days at Hove.
- Yorkshire have so far suffered crushing defeats by Surrey and Somerset while Kent were thrashed by Hampshire in their last match.
- He thrashed me out there, but I'll just take it on the chin.
- We used to go to the gym together before I left to join one in Chelmsford, and he always thrashed me on the running machine, easily sprinting off at 15 km/h.
- Hunter was thrashed by Doherty in last year's final
- The students of St John's College bounced back from a heavy mid-week defeat to thrash Dunnington 6-0.
- Yes we have done it again: Ireland thrashed Italy in a brilliant match.
- The Norwegian, the person for whom English is a second language, thrashed us at Scrabble.
- Then he thrashed me consistently for almost two weeks; but recently, I've wised up to his methodology and begun to beat him.
- West Hartlepool have lost all 14 of the league matches they have played so far this season and were thrashed by Harrogate last month at Claro Road.
- After being obliterated at tennis on Saturday, I was thrashed at squash this afternoon.
- I think I was put off the game during my early teens when my brother repeatedly thrashed me.
- But whenever he tried to fight higher levels of competition, he was soundly thrashed.
- They managed just 45 and were thrashed by nine wickets.
- As their fins thrashed through the water in fast pursuit, I saw the whale shark descend rapidly to the depths.
- There can be no doubt that Paul was comprehensively thrashed in the debate.
- Violently, he thrashed around on the bed until he fell and hit the floor.
- Then Amy started violently thrashing in her sleep.
- Convulsions took him over and he was thrashing, shaking, screaming, but he didn't know it.
- Kicking and thrashing, Jennifer desperately struggled to break free.
- A family who went to confront an intruder in their garden were surprised to find a young deer thrashing around in their swimming pool.
- Through the night she was panting and thrashing in her sleep, sometimes screaming out.
- He hissed in my ear as I thrashed about in the tight circle of his arms.
- The more they thrash, push and struggle the more quickly they fatigue and the more mistakes they make.
- After the first operation he wouldn't come round and kept thrashing around which is when they found the second blood clot.
- She thrashed and struggled and howled as they dragged her further inside.
- If you want to swim really fast, stop thrashing about, relax and feel the water.
- I donned this ensemble and went to dark, smoky clubs where I thrashed around to ear-ringing, heart-stopping music.
- There was Sara being held down by nurses as she thrashed around, desperate to get back to her husband.
- As the tiny birds thrash around trying to free themselves they become even more entrapped.
- He thrashed madly, slamming his fists down wherever he could reach and kicking wildly.
- Great tears were rolling down her face as she thrashed on the bed.
- A few hours later, he began thrashing about in a seizure so violent that he dislocated his shoulder.
- Struggling, she thrashed about hoping to break free.
- Four years later though, and I was the only one still thrashing around in the shallow end, terrified of getting his head underwater.
- Every time he accelerates it reclines of its own accord, leaving my legs thrashing around in the air.
also thrash around""thrash about
1(party)jolgorio masculine informalreventón masculine Mexico informalfiestichola feminine informal
2(loud music)música estruendosa feminine
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.