In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A meeting will take place in the sacristy of the Church next Monday after the evening Mass to finalise the preparations for the first anniversary of the bicentenary of the Church.
- 11 years ago, the bicentenary of the French Revolution produced a parade of breathtaking proportions down the Champs Elysées.
- But as the bicentenary of its discovery approaches, morphine's combination of ready availability, clinical efficacy and familiarity to those who practice medicine continue to outweigh its vices.
- He was born in 1896 and died at the age of 92 years in 1988, the year of the bicentenary of his country of birth.
- This became the template for an educational reenactment that was to be repeated fifteen years later during the bicentenary.
- Many organisations will have eyed the bicentenary of the train as a platform for special events.
- He hopes the uniform can be put on display in time for the bicentenary of his ancestor's birth on December 20 this year.
- Written to appear for the bicentenary of the Revolution in 1989, as an Oxford History the book was conceived as a narrative for general readers rather than the student textbook it has nevertheless largely become.
- The completion of the Scottish songs recording project will coincide with the bicentenary of Haydn's death and the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns' birth in 2009.
- Our bicentenary is approaching, in another 10 years.
- But it did it and I'm quite surprised that the celebration, the bicentenary of this amazing event was not more widely publicised - it did appear in one of the English newspapers.
- The council was hosting a civic reception to mark the bicentenary of St Peter's Church in the town.
- Muskets, drunken rebels and burning torches: next month marks the bicentenary of one of our bloodiest uprisings
- The bicentenary of the event will be celebrated on Monday and Tuesday with a new plaque in the Peace Gardens, plus a lecture and children's workshop.
- The Windeward Bound is a ship that's commemorating the bicentenary of Matthew Flinders's voyage.
- The year 1998 marked the bicentenary of the publication of the famous Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus, in which he argued that the population of a region would always grow until checked by famine, pestilence or war.
- The year marks the bicentenary of the running of the world's first steam locomotive - the Penydarren - as well as the 100th anniversary of the first 100 mph run.
- Next year is the bicentenary of Andersen's birth, and his native Denmark will marshal an enthusiastic programme of celebrations.
- Next year is the bicentenary of the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the stretch of railway between Chippenham and Bath is a world heritage site.
- So you have a bicentenary, a centenary and a present day feat all remembered together.
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.