In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The long skirts, the burkhas, the demure looks, the curled tresses, the composure, the sensuality, the shy glance - these are all so hauntingly remindful of a bygone era.
- Beatrice was demure, reserved, enjoyed those tedious dinner parties of state, and seemed content to spend her afternoons bent over needlework.
- She approached them steadily, trying to remember to be a demure and proper young lady.
- One otherwise perfectly demure woman jumped onto a chair, gesturing frantically.
- She taught her how to act polite, demure, obedient and respectful.
- Rivka's desire is rebellious and demonstrates a strong will hidden beyond a demure and feminine modesty.
- I'd intended to be mature and sedate and demure and just wistfully watch the young guests from afar.
- Dårlig is a small, white slip behind him, radiant, demure, almost embarrassed by the attention she and her husband are receiving.
- The small demure woman who had taken her letter led Miri through a narrow hallway, which sloped downward and seemed to shrink as they progressed down it.
- She was the lone female wrestler of the evening but she was not your average demure lady.
- I mean, I thought I'd get nice, small questions from quiet, demure girls that would be too shy to ask anything, really.
- He had heard it said that her innocent demeanour combined with her intelligent mind made her a refreshing change from mindlessly demure damsels.
- The one person who evokes sympathy is Bruce's demure wife.
- A short, demure girl stepped away from the teacher, her hands nervously clasped in front of her.
- We saw them transformed from calm, demure ladies to bears protecting their cubs when the neighborhood bully was on our heels.
- Piper had always been perceived as demure, innocent, sweet.
- How could she be so demure one second, and such a raging animal the next?
- They were all speechless, ignoring the delicious food before them, and watched the demure girl glide across the floor towards the zither.
- The wife of the first son is demure and timid, but the wife of the second son answers back to the cousin.
- Pierre's own Chagall in this show is a Paris canvas of 1911, The betrothed, an evocation of the artist's fiancée in Russia dressed as a demure veiled bride.
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.