In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It is just too blocky, too bulky, a very four-square building.
- Nothing remains of these early structures and the present massive, four-square castle-palace dates back to the reign of Charles V.
- Low, massive, four-square steel sculptures are arranged in a grid.
- Bohlin used a basic four-square layout, positioning rooms symmetrically around the cast concrete monolith.
2(firm)(position/approach/decision) firme(decision/position/approach) inequívoco
- Like its predecessor, Stingray was built around some very simple elements - a four-square hero, a fantastic craft which lends its name to the show and a mix of fast-paced action and innocent humour.
3(forthright)(person/account) franco(person/account) sincero
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.