In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1refugio antiaéreo masculino
- The museum will be transformed into a war-zone, with windows taped-up, air-raid shelters and propaganda posters.
- One man suggested on Tuesday this week that there were several air-raid shelters built into the banks of the river.
- He firewatched during the Blitz in Liverpool, retaining vivid memories of digging out bodies from an air-raid shelter which had received a direct hit.
- There is also an Edwardian greenhouse, potting shed, garage and an air-raid shelter.
- The streets were a toddler's wonderland of rubble, smashed window frames, half-demolished air-raid shelters.
- Even within air-raid shelters, social groups remained very much segregated.
- If someone arrived at an air-raid shelter and said " good morning ", it meant they had been sleeping.
- The girls were sent to the air-raid shelter, as the fire spread through the house.
- So when he and his pals ran off, and I followed them to an old air-raid shelter, I could hear them but not see them.
- The condition was first spotted among survivors of the Blitz in World War II who slept in deck chairs in air-raid shelters.
- The prisoners were made to reinforce the cellar with concrete so it could serve as an air-raid shelter.
- We could all spend our nights in air-raid shelters, rough army blankets over our shoulders, singing songs of defiance and fretting alongside neighbours or even perfect strangers.
- After being bundled into the air-raid shelter, we could hear the drone of aircraft passing over-head, on their way to bomb Belfast ship-yards.
- The space occupied by the air-raid shelters should have been cleared away long ago to provide more public space and not an area for profit-making parking.
- When war broke out, Sir Ken was studying architecture and helping to design air-raid shelters.
- They reminded me of second world war air-raid shelters.
- It was taken by Richard Peter in an air-raid shelter in 1946.
- Built like an air-raid shelter, he was less prepared than us to tolerate the delays.
- A communal air-raid shelter had been dug outside the Eleventh Earl public house.
- The vaults were last used 60 years ago as air-raid shelters when Hitler's bombs rained down during the Second World War.
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.