In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(lair)guarida femininecubil masculinethe lion's den — la guarida del león
- a fox's den — una zorrera / raposera
- The spotted hyena spends its day in holes in the ground, or in rocky dens.
- Colugos are nocturnal, passing the day in dens in hollow trees or suspended from branches.
- With a muffled growl, the white lycan crawled her way up the narrow tunnel of the den, and stepped out into the world, her world.
- Despite their tiny size, the naked mole-rat family den may stretch for 2 miles entirely underground, with various rooms.
- One can also speculate that cubs emerging from dens in sub-optimal habitats would experience reduced survival.
- For example, everyone is familiar with kittens playing together, or has seen film of fox or wolf cubs wrestling and fighting at the mouth of the den.
- North American river otters build dens in the burrows of other mammals, in natural hollows, such as under a log, or in river banks.
- They also build dens in stream banks with the entrance underwater.
- Inhabiting thick, wooded country and arid, shrubby areas, jaguars often make their dens in caves, or under overhanging rocks.
- One smaller, rusty-colored female gathered up the younger pups and herded them back into the den.
- Skunks, foxes, weasels, opossums and rabbits all use groundhog burrows for their dens.
- Allen says it is not unusual to see ski tracks going right over a sleeping bear's den in the middle of winter.
- The pups emerged from their protective den, pawing the earth in celebration.
- He studied their habits and habitats and knew exactly when the fox or badger was in the den or sett.
- We traced the primary crime scene back to a wild coyote den.
- Bears will seldom den in habitat that is not capable of catching large snowdrifts.
- When the weather improved they disappeared back to their dens or caves in the forests.
- In the extreme cold of the Arctic winter, hares dig dens in hardened drifts, and, while resting, they sit on their well-furred hind feet hunched into a heat-conserving ball.
- Some terriers' tails were cropped because it made it easier for them to get into badger setts, fox dens and the like.
- Others build dens in hollow logs, under tree roots, or in abandoned buildings.
- Telecommunications have demystified what once were foreboding dens of iniquity - put more simply, the city is a less scary place to be.
- As she walked toward a dark alleyway containing a concealed entrance to the labyrinth of thieves' dens called the Maze, she bumped right into a young man in a City uniform, who said a nasty word.
- He was sent undercover into the dens of iniquity that made the city famous.
- With its small garden courtyard, the club looked, from the outside, more like an inconspicuous Renaissance home than a den of dance iniquity.
- The City had obtained search warrants for various sites suspected of being dens of criminal activity, said communication's officer for the city.
- Not all entertainment businesses which cater to young people are dens of iniquity.
- But Scrushy's incompetence went far beyond allowing a den of thieves to run amok in the finance department.
- Such was the popularity of these drinking dens that to meet the demand at the height of the boom in 1760, the Firth of Forth yielded 30 million oysters a year.
- The point might have been better made if this Elizabethan underworld wasn't depicted in a way that makes the average children's nursery look like a den of iniquity.
- Escaping to one of the ‘safe’ homes you find a den of thieves who trick you into handing over all your cash.
- The commission has been looking into a myriad of claims centring on the fixing of races, bribery and gambling dens.
- Now, it has descended into a public den of iniquity used by local youths who have no sense of propriety.
- They alleged that surveillance indicated the venue was a den of iniquity and a haven for drug users and underage drinkers.
- The bar was condemned anew as a den of iniquity, black with the sins of alcohol and secondhand smoke.
- Bombed-out buildings house dens of illicit commerce, while bridges and river banks swarm with a second society.
- These are usually rather dark dens of iniquity, in my experience, but not so here.
- The building was old and derelict, a suitable place for a den of thieves.
- Here some doctors worked clandestinely for the separatists and turned it into a den of separatist conspiracies.
- George and Tony took the gang back to their secret den to discuss what to do next.
- It could be a special spot in the woods, or a secret den that you've built with friends.
- This room would also make an ideal den or music room for teenagers, as it is well away from the main reception area.
- It was about ten at night so everyone had already retired to their rooms or the den.
- Kyle stood and led the two out of the family room into the den, where all of his equipment was stored.
- Sean was in the den relaxing when he called out to me in the kitchen as I was preparing dinner.
- Gabrielle entered what seem to be a den or second living room.
- The den, computer room, and bathroom were all empty.
- To the left were six rooms: a living room, a den, a dining area, a kitchen, and the final room was the entire width of the house.
- When my oldest daughter left home, I decided to turn her room into a small den.
- This bedroom has both a bay and Velux window and could suit a variety of uses such as a den or games room.
- These are the privileged few who had intimate meetings with the candidates in corporate suites and the private dens of the super rich.
- It is currently used as a home office although given its size it could also be used as a den, games room or sixth bedroom.
- After dinner the whole family split up between the den, family room and basement.
- No one was in the living room, or the den, so I headed for the kitchen.
- So I looked on other shelves in the living room, in the den, in the bedroom, and in my office downstairs.
- To the right of the entrance hall is the original dining room, which has now become a den or winter sitting room with deep lilac walls and a dark wood fireplace.
- Had my father lived, he might have sought my advice the way Nancy's seeks hers, confiding his conflicts in private, in his den.
- She turned at the bottom of the stairs and passed through the den to the family room.
- LeeAnne doubled back and we all went through the living room into a den, which had been set up with streamers and things.
- Opposite the dining side of the living room is the den, entered by a wide doorway flanked by interior windows.
- Another flight of stairs leads to a good sized attic room which could suit a variety of uses - a den, games room, home office or perhaps a teenager's bedroom.
- Cub Scouting members join a Cub Scout pack and are assigned to a den, usually a neighborhood group of six to eight boys.
- Once a month, all of the dens and family members gather for a pack meeting under the direction of a Cubmaster and pack committee.
2(of thieves)guarida femininea den of (vice and) iniquity — un antro de (vicio y) perdición
3informal(room)cuarto de estar masculineleonera feminine Spain informalmasculine estudiomasculine gabinete
4US(of Cub Scouts)grupo masculine
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.