In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(figure) de sílfideshe isn't exactly sylphlike — no es precisamente una sílfide
- His mission became tangible in 1999 with his sylphlike costar, Jean Butler, who co-produced and choreographed the evening-length production of an Irish epic retold in Dancing on Dangerous Ground.
- And sometimes those of us who are remarkably sylphlike wonder how anyone can get so fat.
- We're in the realm of the satin pointe shoe and the sylphlike ballerina, but any resemblance to floaty romanticism ends there.
- Growing up chubby with three sylphlike younger sisters, I was always in search of a quick fix to my weight problem.
- I'll never be slim and sylphlike - but if there were a diet marketed that announced ‘lose weight and stop people walking into you’ then I'd be first on the sign-up list.
- She was a sylphlike blonde, cold and lovely with a humorous closed-lipped smile that reminded him of Jeri's.
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.