In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- One of the most remarkable things about Britain - now as well as then - is its incredibly well-developed network of live music clubs, mostly in back rooms in pubs or draughty town halls.
- Every house was full of flaws - leaky rooves, drafty rooms and saggy floors - and memories.
- In the basement below his house it was drafty and cold.
- The candelabra had gone out several minutes ago, due to the drafty nature of the tunnels.
- Avoid placing them in a drafty area or their flower buds may drop before they have a chance to open.
- Inevitably, there are many that are distinctly uncomfortable, old and draughty.
- The workout area was drafty and cold as always, and Star slightly shivered under her workout clothing but she could take it.
- Before the auditor visits your house, make a list of any existing problems such as condensation and uncomfortable or drafty rooms.
- I was born into a drafty farm house in the corn country of Iowa - protected each winter by a row of straw bales set two layers high.
- A typical room was drafty and chilly in winter and humid and sweltering in summer.
- It was a cold day, the room was draughty and Isabella's condition took a serious turn.
- Thanks to its basting heat, any old pocket of draughty pavement can now boast a rickety table and chairs.
- Of the new money, $1.2 million is going towards retrofitting cold, draughty, damp houses, and I strongly support that.
- Avoid drafty areas or situations where the flame will be unstable.
- In the center of the drafty room, the six men who had arrived that evening sat on stools around a large table.
- The audiences are prepared to put up with draughty village halls, broken strings, buzzing PA gear and all the other imperfections that seem to make the evenings exciting.
- The badge was placed on a flat surface within the child's breathing range, and drafty space was avoided.
- We spent nearly every weekend and holiday for the last 10 years in a cold, dirty, drafty, smoky, uncomfortable place - our own chateau.
- He simply shrugged it off, ‘I have no need for my own room, and besides, I don't want you to catch cold, all the other rooms are too drafty.’
- You can rearrange your furniture so that you move it away from drafty areas and closer to the fireplace.
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.