In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We've arranged for you a full programme of guided sightseeing and seasonal activities, including a magnificent ballet performance and a real Troika ride to make your trip an unforgettable treat for the magical New Year season!
- Chekhov recounts how his horse-driven tarantass, an uncomfortable springless carriage, almost collided with three post troikas racing in the opposite direction, drivers asleep at the reins - it was nearly a fatal collision.
- A ride through the forests on a troika - a sleigh pulled by three horses - is a real treat.
- They aggressively courted famous personalities, landing on a troika who were almost completely new to electoral politics.
- By now, everyone has noticed the total lack of response by this troika to the terrorism crisis.
- Indeed, this is only one example of the kind of pressure that the troika exerted on multilateral bodies.
- He heads a Commonwealth troika tasked with taking action on the country following controversial elections held in March.
- Together, the Council presidency, High Representative, and Commissioner for External Affairs form a troika which represents the EU as a whole in international diplomacy.
- Together this troika provided the professional ballast which was essential if Churchill's strategic imagination was to remain tethered to reality.
- Speculation is rife about which minister deserves promotion to make up the missing third in the troika of Deputy Prime Ministers.
- The third member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations troika is Malaysia.
- The decision to suspend the country was made by the troika consisting of the President of Nigeria, the Prime Minister of Australia, and the President of South Africa.
- He was one of a troika of Commonwealth leaders who recommended suspension.
- He is a member of a Commonwealth troika, which includes the Nigerian President and the Australian Prime Minister, which must consider the Commonwealth report and decide on action.
- He and the journal prospered, and in 1977 he turned it over to a troika of executive editors.
- People will forget the troika in a few months,’ he predicted.
- The leader, on taking his position as the third member of the ruling troika, made it clear that this was little more than a pipe dream as he declared himself ‘very comfortable’ with the agreement that had been reached.
- The troika had achieved something that no international-relief agency, no high-tech software company, no bent-for-leather military group had accomplished.
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.