In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of appearance)pulcritud femeninoprolijidad femenino Río de la Platathe neatness of the room surprised me — me sorprendió lo bien arreglada que estaba la habitación
- Tact, patience, neatness and communication skills also are necessary.
- He had an ordinary childhood and excelled in the Army, where an obsession with neatness and fitness impressed commanders.
- He was a man whose outward appearance suggested an inner neatness.
- Admiring the neatness of his work, I smiled to him as I passed and said, ‘Looking good.’
- This form is completed with accuracy and neatness.
- The dog's streamlined appearance gives an impression of neatness, dignity and graceful symmetry.
- It was a plainly yet adequately furnished room with everything arranged with neatness and precision.
- Most people are obsessively concerned with the neatness of their house and garden and scornful of those who do not ‘make an effort’.
- Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.
- Jack was exceptionally ‘handy’ around the home and was noted for his neatness and attention to detail.
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.