In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(charming, picturesque)(custom/village/cottage) pintoresco
- The set comprising chessmen placed on a board in wood has a quaint appearance.
- This is a film of warm sunshine in which townsfolk and tourists can happily stroll, enjoying quaint civic parades.
- Sadly, Fiona and her quaint highland village seem forever lost to him in the remote mists of time.
- After all, look how modern these quaint old institutions are becoming.
- We have so many quaint old settler cottages as well as grand Victorian and Edwardian buildings.
- The French names on the streets and the quaint old houses invite exploration into the history.
- It was not until the next night in a quaint old bar in Amsterdam that the wonder of the whole trip hit me.
- The town is charming and quaint, and real: more than just a tourist facade of Irish life.
- It's seriously repetitious, but still unique from the rest of the tracks, the piccolo playing is quaint.
- Here the ritual of the election night is a quaint old-world tradition closer to pantomime than politics.
- Mostly the book's given over to the impossibly quaint eccentrics Edwin encounters in London.
- Along the coast you'll also find a handful of quaint fishing harbours and some great seascapes.
- Because as quaint as it may sound, some things are more important in life than money.
- In my quaint way, I tend to believe that language is supposed to tell you something about the characters on screen.
- Lytham is the more quaint, elegant area while St Annes has large hotels along the sea sand front and cheaper houses.
- Although this may be a polite and quaint custom, it is often of little use to the recipient.
- The buildings vary between those that are old and quaint and new shopping developments.
- It's easy to walk through the village and just see old stone, quaint architecture and water.
- This is one of those quaint traditions from the first days of the Parliament which still survive.
- This is a quaint old-fashioned shrub that is ideal for both town and country gardens.
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