In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Outside the storm lanterns were dying out one by one under the downpour until all that was left was the blue vacuum of night, which sapped all colour from the soaked earth until morning.
- In addition to conventional stage lighting equipment, portable light sources including storm lanterns, candles, torches and night lights will be used alongside slides and film being projected on to walls.
- Fifteen minutes later, we stumbled out, down a jasmine-scented avenue lit by storm lanterns, towards a cobbled area where sturdy oak benches were set out under towering pine trees.
- As we talked Theophanes took out a box of matches and began to try and light a pair of battered old paraffin storm lanterns.
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.