In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1torre (de apartamentos) femeninotorre (de pisos) femenino España
1(building/block) alto(block/building) de muchas plantas(apartment) de una torre(apartment) de un edificio alto
- Several high-rise office buildings near the embassy were heavily damaged.
- All this prosperity manifests itself in the city's swish downtown area, with its glittering high-rise office buildings and hotels.
- Montevideo is a modern city, with high-rise apartments and office buildings.
- Luxury high-rise apartment buildings and large houses have all the amenities one would expect in the United States.
- Wood has given way to cement as the main building material, and new forms of architecture include high-rise buildings for offices and residences, and air-conditioned shopping malls.
- Until around the turn of the 21st century, high-rise buildings were quite rare in Vienna.
- Over time, the city spread out; its central business district became dense with high-rise office and residential buildings and an excellent infrastructure developed.
- They contrast with the often impeccably maintained town centres and are largely made up of high-rise tower blocks that are lacking in amenities, especially for the youth.
- Architectural styles range from ornate, nineteenth-century villas to modern, high-rise apartment buildings.
- On Malaysia's west coast, thousands of residents fled high-rise apartment buildings and hotels.
- Not surprisingly, the vast majority of the population here lives in single-family detached housing; relatively few people are in high-rise apartment buildings or condos.
- Most South Koreans in urban areas live in high-rise, multistory dwellings.
- The housing project included the construction of a massive shopping center, an international school and high-rise office buildings, an apartment, a five star hotel and international class hospital.
- We hopped into my car, and she directed me downtown to the Belvedere, an old high-rise office building that had been converted into cheap apartments.
- In contrast to the rest of the country, hotels, offices, villas and high-rise apartment buildings are going up at a frenzied pace.
- This more northerly part of the area is in contrast to the mass tourism-dominated southern end of the Costa Brava, with its high-rise tower blocks and packed beaches.
- It's in the grand tradition of big cities that there are little delis, cafés or coffee shops on the main floor of high-rise apartment buildings.
- All four sites have since been developed and are now occupied by high-rise office buildings.
- During the past few months the problems and incidents when answering call-outs at high-rise tower blocks have escalated, they added.
- Instead of cosy, low-rent substitute houses in old neighbourhoods, there were high-rise apartment buildings.
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