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/building/street) lúgubre(building/street/room) sombrío(building/room/street) deprimente(furnishings) deslucidosucio
- It was when I first moved back to London, and I was renting a room in a flatshare in a dingy house in Putney.
- A dark, dingy little shop that always smelt faintly of cigarettes and Pine-O-Clean.
- Today, through the clever use of windows and glass bricks, the warren-like structure never feels dingy.
- The hour-and-a-half long film is set in the claustrophobic confines of a dingy hotel room.
- The place is an eyesore, dingy and dark - not the sort of place that seemed safe to park.
- Finding no one, she sighed and seated herself at a small table in a dingy corner of the room.
- I trudged through the snow and ice to the edge of town and got a room in a dingy motel next to the interstate.
- When Kuruvila took over as headmaster, the school in the crowded George Town area was dark and dingy.
- She looked around a dingy and dirty room that contained two stalls, but no other door out.
- Who wants to go to a dingy playing room to get crushed in silence when you can go to the pub and talk to your friends.
- It stood at the top of Newport Street in Old Town, a dingy dark building measuring a modest eight feet square.
- The building he envisages for the association is a far cry from the dingy, dark hovel it occupies now.
- It was a dingy place with a dirty floor and more dust than goods on the shelves.
- He was shaggy and a dirty person, his dingy white shirt full of holes, and jeans full of mud.
- It's a dark room, with only a single bare bulb hanging from the ceiling, dingy walls, dark floor.
- Her attempts had led her not to a position on board a ship, but to this dirty, dingy waiting job.
- Dust was everywhere, the floor was dingy and the once white walls were now a drab gray.
- The dark and dingy rooms have just one little room up a stairway, which served as a toilet and bath.
- An older me should have taken a younger me aside years ago and had a stern few words in a dark corner of a dingy bar.
- They are in a rather dingy room with a few Argos inspired design touches and in the presence of two young children.
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