In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I staggered across the tiles in ungraceful fashion, handbag swinging as I swore.
- Had they had a wad of gum in their mouths, they would have been chewing it in an ungraceful, cowlike fashion.
- The clunky, ungraceful writing is mostly to blame for this.
- Dereth felt clumsy and ungraceful next to the two companions, as though they belonged to an exclusive club that he could never join.
- The final hymn ‘All For Jesus’ was sung with Lara desperately trying to hide in her book to escape Mr Yorke's glares, appearing clumsy and ungraceful.
- He is a peculiarly ungraceful taker of the ball and too often does not gather it clearly.
- ‘There is nothing wrong with being in the mortal realm, brother,’ hissed Leara as she sat down in her seat in a most ungraceful manner.
- I was ungraceful and most likely, a bit repulsive.
- Then there was me, a tall, chestnut haired, grey eyed, and very ungraceful woman with a low and intelligent voice wearing a plain, but practical, dress.
- He could bring grace and dignity to his work even when he was playing ungraceful, undignified people.
- Unfortunately, their animations are ungraceful as well.
- The most concrete observation I have of my ungraceful exit was the sign on the gatepost forbidding the imbibing of alcoholic beverages in the park by penalty of five hundred pounds.
- The adorable couple next to me and their equally adorable daughter looked disconcerted at my ungraceful maneuvering around their seats.
- In its movement it is awkward and ungraceful, though swift and savage as a pike.
- It is impossible to escape the notion that the club is teetering on a ledge of uncertainty, a long, ungraceful fall on one side, a firm, solid footing on the other.
- This girl wasn't as stupid and ungraceful as he had thought.
- That most people walk in an ungraceful, ungainly and awkward manner with a forward inclination of the body does not mean that it is the normal way of walking.
- He was incapable of an ungraceful movement and he lives in the hearts of all Hibs fans.
- There are two cocker spaniels in the back, and a young woman with a most ungraceful air.
- It would be rather ungraceful of me to criticise Mr Blair for this - not everything can take priority all of the time, as he is constantly reminding us.
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.