In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- If there was a little hesitation and diffidence as the games began, it soon vanished without a trace, for even the kids who seemed shy, lost their self-consciousness and joined wholeheartedly in the activities.
- So I think with some reluctance, with some diffidence, I come down on the positive side of the question.
- It is with diffidence and humility that I greet the ultimate constitutional power in the Republic, the Presidential electors.
- After the initial period of diffidence and hesitation, the young ones got along quite well with one another, and became totally absorbed in the proceedings.
- But when they open the back door of each van, and peer into the sardine-packed interior, they are met by decades of accumulated mistrust, suspicion, diffidence and fear.
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?
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