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American English: /splæʃ/
British English: /splaʃ/

Translation of splash in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 countable and uncountable (spray) to make a splash
    (make an impression) producir or causar un revuelo
    (lit: in liquid) salpicar
    Example sentences
    • As they walked down the street, they heard a yell, which was followed by a splash of some liquid.
    • Add corn, reserved dill and a splash of reserved braising liquid and heat through.
    • The dumplings wade in a thick peanut mixture with a splash of soy sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
    1.2 countable (sound) it fell into the lake with a loud splash
    cayó ruidosamente al lago
    cayó al lago con un sonoro plaf [colloquial]
    we heard a splash
    oímos el ruido de algo al caer al agua
    splash! he fell in
    ¡plaf! or ¡zas! se cayó al agua
    Example sentences
    • I went back to reading my book until I was interrupted about ten minutes later by the sound of some enormous splashes.
    • He had not taken much notice until he heard a splash and the sound of panic-stricken voices.
    • Valos slowly opened his eyes as he heard the sound of a splash.
    1.3 (paddle, swim) (no plural) we had a quick splash (around) in the sea
    nos dimos un chapuzón en el mar
    Example sentences
    • A few splashes of water, and I'm feeling a lot better.
    • He leaned to listen to her splashes, but the water was still.
    • The horses were cantering lightly, making small splashes of water around their hooves.
  • 2 2.1 (small quantity) (no plural) a splash just a splash of orange juice in the vodka
    un poco or 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 countable (mark, patch)
    Example sentences
    • Darker colours tend to be more appropriate at work although there is no harm in adding a splash of brighter colour with accessories.
    • Add to this a splash of bright colour and the result is nothing short of arresting.
    • For a splash of bright colour it is hard to beat marigolds, Calendula officialis.
  • 3 countable (Journalism)they've done a front-page splash on it
    lo han puesto a toda plana en la primera página
    Example sentences
    • For nearly 15 years the media has contributed screaming headlines and front page splashes as well as serious studies.
    • My front-page splash became a three-inch brief on the inside - albeit one that took hours to report.
    • 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.

transitive verb

  • 1 (with liquid) stop splashing me!
    ¡no me salpiques!
    to splash something on/over something/somebody
    salpicar algo de algo
    he splashed acid on my clothes
    me salpicó la ropa de or 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
    to splash something/somebody with something
    salpicar algo/a alguien de algo
    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
    Example sentences
    • Then they start to roll the log, spraying and splashing each other, performing all sorts of acrobatics while turning the piece of wood.
    • I pass a besotted dad with his toddler splashing each other from opposites sides of the fountain.
    • They dunked and splashed each other in an oversized birdbath.
  • 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
    coffee splashed all over the tablecloth
    el mantel se salpicó or se manchó de café
    Example sentences
    • Shakily I splashed some cold water onto my stricken face, wishing the cold liquid to act as a reality check, maybe even wake me up from this painfully real nightmare.
    • The bathroom was cool when she flicked on the light, and as she splashed cold water onto her face the reflection of the mirror caught her eye.
    • I had to push past a few kissing couples to reach the bathroom, and once inside I splashed some cold water onto my face.
  • 2
    the children were splashing (around) in the water
    los niños chapoteaban en el agua

Phrasal verbs

splash around

(British also) splash about verb + object + adverb
1 (spend freely) 2 (publicize)
hacer público
3splash 3 2

splash down

verb + adverb

splash out

(British) [colloquial]
1verb + adverb
darse un lujo
to splash out on something
gastar(se) un dineral en algo [colloquial]
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (buying a treat)
we splashed out $1,000 on a new camera
nos gastamos 1.000 dólares en una cámara nueva
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