In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Isabelle arrives accompanied by her silly and pretentious mother and Romainville, a middle-aged roué and friend.
- If he stars in the operetta, he would no doubt cast himself as an endlessly bumbling, ageing roué.
- Besides Cohn, there was Claudius Charles Philippe, a suave, thrice-married roué eighteen years Walters' senior.
- She enters to kibosh her son's prospects, only to be told, when the family facts emerge, that she should marry the high-born roué who has ruined her.
- Are there mitigating circumstances, or just a middle-aged roué's glib excuses?
- He saw a country ruled by an ageing roué, with demonic powers of mass hypnosis and a leaning towards Communist China.
- Newman's powerful onscreen presence makes him a charming roué; he slips on the role with professional ease, bringing an offhand sexiness to his role.
- His date turned out to be an utterly delightful 24-year-old, who warmed to my charms and made me feel like a right roué.
- The mobsters and grifters and roués of the demimonde didn't have a college degree; they had money and juice.
- It is like a roué making a renewed vow of total, absolute, unconditional marital fidelity but asking for a 10 year grace period for the transition to it.
- The roué can't produce the heroic memoir that's expected of him, and smoke-free Vancouver, with its vegetarians and sexual-harassment policies, is not the haven he hoped for.
- Was that bifocaled roué on TV last night actually Grampa Butcher himself?
- He was seen as ‘passionate, greedy and vindictive’ by another Italian, the Siennese roué, who visited him in 1435.
- The story centres on Sarah Wode-Douglass, a poetry editor enticed to steaming 1970s Kuala Lumpur by a literary roué who she suspects is implicated in her mother's death.
- Always ‘in character’ as the self-appointed roué, Jerome's encounters with women are strangely enervated events.
- He must also have looked into the mirror when he considered the great roué, whose smooth approach and good looks make him a master of seduction.
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.