In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(building) ruinoso(car) destartalado(car) desvencijado
- If it goes ahead, it will allow the council to dispose of several dilapidated office buildings around the city.
- He stared at the dilapidated office building, wondering how many people were inside.
- The award of lottery and European cash marks the end of a five-year campaign to replace dilapidated facilities in Scotchman Road.
- The number of empty dilapidated shops in the depressing Bradford city centre are witness to the existing problems of traders.
- Quite a few of the houses are dilapidated, paint flaked off rotting wood, patched up with corrugated iron boards.
- With a view to helping the environment, the couple bought a mountainside property in west Cork with a dilapidated cottage and a barn attached.
- With little more than a goat, a wheelbarrow and a frankly dilapidated hovel to his name, he obviously does not have an internet connection of his own.
- The dilapidated restaurant was wedged in between two larger buildings, and the entrance was in the narrow alley on the left.
- This will fund the restoration work and the construction of a community meeting room, which will replace the dilapidated church hall.
- Besides, the building is in a dilapidated condition and maintenance work has not been carried out for years.
- We may have a dilapidated library and an unreliable student computing service, but our staff are the best in New Zealand.
- Today only about five Gardaí work out of the portable cabins behind the dilapidated station which closes at night.
- Over-crowded, run down and dilapidated school buildings must be tackled immediately.
- My dilapidated apartment didn't seem quite so shabby, the shops, not so familiar.
- Way back when I was ten, my brother and I used to play in a dilapidated shed on the edge of the Gloucester-shire town where I was brought up.
- The circle found that this family of four was living in a dilapidated hut with virtually no means for food and medicines.
- On the area of the croft land, there is also a further dilapidated farm building which could have the potential for residential conversion.
- The complex has been neglected and has become a dilapidated landmark in the city.
- As a result, the siheyuans became compounds occupied by many households, and the number of dilapidated houses increased.
- Several of the children living in the dilapidated facility had psychological problems, officials said.
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