In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- After a good autumn feed-up, snails, bats, butterflies, snakes, ladybirds, dormice and others find somewhere they hope will remain undisturbed and usually dry.
- A huge decline in the number of Britain's native mammals - such as the water vole and dormouse - has led to the launch of a new organisation which is seeking the support of animal - lovers to help to save our furry friends.
- It's precious for wildlife too, sheltering dormice, water voles, bats, and innumerable birds including barn owls.
- The garden dormouse is notorious for finding its way into vehicles.
- Suburban householders report large numbers of hedgehogs, voles, shrews, dormice and hares.
- And come to think of it most of the victims I have seen being carried home as trophies by cats have been birds, dormice and voles.
- As I sat there, a dormouse scuttled right out from under my boots: I'd disturbed its lunch, and there was a clutter of precision-punctured hazelnut shells among the leaf litter.
- In the fall of 1998, the trees were cut down while the dormice hibernated.
- She gazed at the absence of light coming through the string-like curtains on the exterior wall like an anxious dormouse who's been too long in hibernation.
- Invariably, the poor creature went off to hunt the small rodents that infested the forest floor: rabbits, dormice, and the like.
- The development, he maintains, would also threaten the presence of wildlife including yellowhammers, badgers and dormice.
- That's all the prompting the matronly dormouse needed.
- Squirrels, badgers, dormice, and larger animals such as deer are greedy for it.
- I have heard rabbits, foxes, and dormice drumming.
- It has several cousins on the continent, including the edible dormouse, the garden dormouse and the forest dormouse.
- Foxes, rabbits, harvest mice, house mice, dormice, shrews, weasels, and voles all depend on the hedgerows as a place to breed, hunt or shelter.
- Rabbits are running rampant, dormice numbers are dwindling and otters are on the increase.
- Ok, read me the story about the dormouse now.
- The last grey hour between twilight and darkness came, when squirrels vanished into their nests, and birds dwindled into silence, while bats, dormice and fallow deer emerged from their daytime shelter.
- The study found that while some species, including hedgehogs, voles, shrews, dormice and hares, are generally declining in rural areas, their populations are rising in towns, cities and suburbs.
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.