In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(room) mal ventiladoit's terribly airless in here — aquí falta (el) aire
- it was a hot, airless day — hacía mucho calor y no corría nada el aire
- In the tenements of the Bend - three, four, and five stories each - families and solitary lodgers, who paid five cents apiece for floor space, crowded together in airless cubicles.
- The ‘office’ was a dour, airless place, with bulletproof glass screens protecting the two women who were processing the queue.
- By contrast the house was stuffy and airless and I repaired to my garden chair, Dolly and Harry following on behind.
- The hotel was nicely furnished in the Bulgarian communist, baroque style, completely airless without any windows open and extremely hot and uncomfortable inside.
- The further the tube goes underground the more airless and muggy it becomes and I am grateful for papers to read.
- I wish this office wasn't so stuffy and airless.
- Fifteen years ago on a warm August night in an airless Edinburgh basement, this newspaper was born.
- Because who would spend that day in an airless cubicle or on the 8:30 to Denver?
- It was a line-up with colourful opinions that frequently clashed, but after a migraine-inducing day in the airless basement of a London hotel, a shortlist of 10 was produced.
- After the ceremony, we all bypassed the sunshine and strawberries of our respective department receptions and brought our families down into an airless, windowless basement office.
- Though it has no porthole and is cramped and airless, it is comfortable, with clean white bedlinen, table reading lamps and the inevitable Chinese thermos flasks.
- While some of the group are consigned to cramped, noisy, airless basement cells, we languish in our very own mini-suite, with polished panelling and heavy traditional furniture, all in rich dark woods.
- I love good food, good company, music, and the outdoors (ironic, as this is being typed up at a computer terminal in an airless building!)
- That was understandable; it was in a military court at the Royal Air Force base in Uxbridge, Middlesex, in an airless room with a judge sitting at a table at one end of the room, and a gaggle of journalists sitting at the other.
- My siblings and I dreaded setting foot in it, especially in the dead of winter, since it was lightless, airless, cold, like a kind of place where all the unwanted things of life came to rest.
- After a cold dinner of egg sandwiches by candlelight we turned in early to our stuffy, airless rooms at 9.30 pm, exhausted.
- More than a dozen ministers, advisers and party officials packed the airless ante-room next to the conference chamber on London's Victoria Street, but only two voices dominated the conversation.
- In real life, my family and I were shuffled off to a cramped, airless, plasticky holding area and offered cheap pastries and instant coffee.
- While they have valiantly tried to make the incarceration more tolerable by painting murals and flags on the outside walls, by planting gardens and decorating their airless rooms, nothing can disguise the palpable air of despair.
- I was in the airless room for an hour, putting the enormous pile of records into numerical order, stuffing them inside their correct folders.
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