In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(air/cave) frío y húmedo
- The room, true to its name, resembled a cavern with its dank cement walls.
- Byron paced back and forth in the dark, dank room of the abandoned building.
- The selling agent admits she hasn't even set foot in the dark, dank basement, and the rest of the accommodation is almost as gloomy.
- At the bottom of the hill, there is a dark, dank train station in a cutting.
- In a dark dank mouldy bathroom, you can use all the anti-fungal sprays you like and the mould will die - for a time, but it always comes back!
- The cellar, which was a dank and dark part of the house, housed several things, including all the things that would need ice or coldness to keep good.
- Down below, two men lit a few candles and the prisoners' hearts sank as they saw, either side of them, windowless, dark, dank cells.
- Clever cooks know that it's best to keep onions, spuds and such out of the confines of a dark and dank closet.
- She glanced at the dark and dank interior of the slightly musty establishment.
- The night was dark and dank, the streets of Rome covered in a thick fog.
- As she made her perilous way down the dark and dank tunnel, she wondered what great adventures lay before her.
- Is Anne a York girl who is missing the idea of a traditional British Christmas in these dark, dank December days?
- Opposite of where she stood, bright sunlight poured into the dank cavern.
- At the other end of the ten-room block, a couple in their fifties live in a dark, dank room.
- The moist eastern slopes of the Andes tumble to dank, humid, jungle lowlands whose rivers are the highways for transportation.
- It led him down a long, narrow flight of stairs to a dark, dank basement.
- It was dark and dank and, especially late at night, dangerous.
- He pulled himself along through the dank, dark sewers until he came to an opening.
- From there he expertly maneuvered through the dark dank chambers of the house and entered the kitchen.
- Inside are two dark and dank rooms that have been completely gutted.
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