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)golpazo masculinemy heart went thump — me dio un vuelco el corazón
- The image jitters, there is a thump as the sound comes on, and a haggard, hair-covered face fills the frame.
- There was a distinct sound of thump followed by shuffling noise.
- There was a tiny thump and perhaps what sounded like papers whishing around.
- As I was looking down at the chart, we heard a loud thump, then the sound of rushing wind.
- A loud thump sounded behind him and he turned it time to see someone sprint out the stable doors.
- She heard the dull thump of someone knocking weakly on the door.
- One very hot day while out walking, one of the fellows I was with flopped awkwardly to the ground and the sound of wet thumps filled my ears.
- A series of thumps echoed from above her head, but she could not get any light up in the rafters.
- From peasants splashing in the mud, to the thump of hammer and axe, to the sound of rain falling, the sound design is almost an entire film in itself.
- The other just fell to the ground with a dull thump.
- The recorder captured the sounds of loud thumps, crashes, shouts, and breaking glasses and plates.
- Opal stepped farther into the room, his boots making dull thumps across the rugged floor.
- It made a soft thump, which sounded much too loud in the dark and silent room.
- Then suddenly two explosions rocked the water and the Kursk was down, settling with a dull thump on the sea floor.
- I heard Dana drop her schoolbag down on the floor with a dull thump.
- Two dull thumps came from behind him and he turned.
- A loud thump sounded from the hallway, quickly followed by another.
- The only audible sound was the thump of his steps against the solid floor.
- There were two dull thumps as bodies fell to the ground.
- There is a muffled thump, and the sound of running footsteps.
2(blow)golpazo masculinemamporro masculine informalhe gave his head such a thump! — ¡qué golpazo se pegó en la cabeza!
- Just at that moment, several dull thumps hit against the carriage from outside; Evelyn drew back, a small gasp escaping her lips.
- There was a single, hard thump against the door.
- The punch was vicious and and evoked yet another thump on his head.
- By the time I left, the pressure of that bitterness had created a dull thump in my head.
- As for watermelons, pick the ones minus dents or scratches and a light thump should yield a dull hollow sound.
- Applying increasing pressure on the brakes with 3,000 feet of runway to go, we felt a strong thump below the jet.
- How can he claim damages when he has not only left the stable door open but has sent out the horse with a hefty good-luck thump on its backside?
1golpearhe thumped the table with his fist — pegó un puñetazo en la mesa
- I thumped him one — le pegué un puñetazo
1(pound)who's that thumping at the door? — ¿quién está aporreando la puerta?
- I thumped on the wall to shut them up — golpeé la pared para que se callaran
- her heart was thumping — el corazón le latía con fuerza
2(walk heavily)she thumped down the stairs — bajó ruidosamente las escaleras
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