In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(golpecito amistoso)patle dio una palmada en la espalda para animarlo — he gave him an encouraging pat on the back
- me dio unas palmaditas en la mejilla — he patted me on the cheek
2(para llamar la atención)clapel maestro dio unas palmadas para pedir silencio — the teacher clapped his hands for silence
3Latin America(golpe, azote)smackslap
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