In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Down the middle is a double row of checkered squares, red and white, with a black horizontal footprint just below the center.
- The interior features painted wood paneling and a new ceramic floor in a checkered pattern, in keeping with the chapel's original architectural style.
- I imagine in that case, the red checkered tablecloth would do.
- She was wearing a mini skirt with a chequered pattern and a pink and white string top with a butterfly on it.
- My eyes followed the checkered patterns across the carpet.
- To me, the scene looked like fun - what with the checkered tablecloths, faces of all ages, and the music and all.
- Although not highly recommended, you can always wear a plaid pattern shirt with a checkered tie, so long as the patterns aren't identical in size.
- She wore two flannel shirts, the outer one royal-blue with black checkered squares and pearled snaps down the front.
- It looks European with its patterned chequered floor tiles and light coloured natural wood tables and chairs, with brightly coloured place mats.
- The wooden board had a checkered pattern of sixty-four black and white squares and a compartment on either side of the board.
- On top of their sweaters the students pulled on coloured checkered jerseys.
- The modern game dates from the 15th century, when the board of squares became chequered and the pieces gained their present form.
- The facade of the third block of apartments on the garden is distinguished by a checkered pattern formed of black and light-gray panels that slide over the windows as sunshades.
- Cover that buffet table with an antique patchwork quilt, checkered tablecloth or even canvas potato sacks.
- Modern checkered patterns and jacquards and high-quality uni-colours are the most popular in the international market this spring.
- Each image is heavily ornamented with striped columns, checkered banners, rows of squares, and other simple shapes.
- By mixing two complementary patterns, it's possible to create distinctive designs that emulate rich neutral basket weaves or vibrant checkered patterns.
- The all-time best ‘color’ is a checkered pattern of yellow and black.
- It was smooth and there were blue lines all over it, set into a chequered pattern.
- Unfortunately, patterned shirts - such as plaid, striped and checkered - tend to be less versatile, and for many they can be a nightmare to mix and match.
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.