In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pretentious)(claim/notion/scheme) fatuo(notion/claim/scheme) presuntuoso(speech) altisonante(speech) grandilocuente
- In the process, what was a simple shrine became a grandiose temple.
- His successes are commemorated in a number of grandiose effigies, triumphal arches, vast frescoes and victory columns.
- It is likely that the government had grandiose plans for that region.
- It, like so many other grandiose schemes of the mid-1990s, has been cut down to size by the crisis.
- Sheridan's initial misgivings about involvement with theatre soon gave way to grandiose ambition.
- A few steps and a porch with classical columns lead to the outer storm doors which themselves in turn open on to an grandiose entrance vestibule.
- As the claimant to China's political and cultural heritage, they have built in a grandiose classical style.
- Bach came of age as a Lutheran composer at the height of the baroque period, a time of grandiose, richly ornamented architecture and music.
- So much for grandiose plans to transform Europe into the world's most dynamic and competitive economy by 2010.
- But those dreams continue, with grandiose plans for dams along the length of the river and its tributaries.
- Now not all sequencing projects are carried out on such grandiose scales as the genome projects.
- And he has grandiose plans for a multi-million pound visitor centre that would be the last word in UFOs and the paranormal.
- We always tend to forget the simple fact that we can make no progress if a majority of us remain unaffected by our grandiose developmental efforts.
- If nothing else, this current council has shown that it is incapable of spending public money wisely once it's swept up in a grandiose plan.
- We are well aware of the grandiose plans that are conjured, supported and implemented by politicians on entering office.
- Though the facade was listed and couldn't be altered, the inside had not been decorated in the grandiose style of some of its neighbours.
- Don't be discouraged when your grandiose plans fail on the first attempt.
- They built extravagant houses, opened grandiose museums and spent not just one, but several, fortunes on art.
- Here, Lizzie pretends to be Isabella at an outrageously grandiose dress designer's studio.
- Where better to locate a grandiose businessman with small-town pretensions, brazen ambition and borderline criminality?
- Most grandiose of all was his plan to convert a small fishing village called Jerudong into a playground both for the royal family and tourists.
- The latest in a long line of grandiose schemes that have promised to revitalise the city are taking the first steps towards becoming a reality this week.
- On the one hand we are told about grandiose plans for city status, an arena, a redeveloped theatre complex, a new cultural quarter and links to the Tube.
- Sure, the trick may have been done before, but never has it been done on such a grandiose scale.
- He thought and wrote in grandiose terms, in a style that has now gone out of fashion, and that would be censored by our scientific journals!
- Then there are these grandiose building projects because, they say, the Granville Street offices are no longer adequate.
- He also announced grandiose plans of sending engineers, technicians and drivers to Japan for advanced training.
- There is a continuous need to control urges to enter grandiose schemes and avoid ostentatious manners.
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.