In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1feminine personificaciónmasculine arquetiposhe is the epitome of kindness — es la bondad personificada / la personificación de la bondad
- hers is the epitome of a healthy lifestyle — la suya es el arquetipo de la vida sana
- he is the epitome of a gentleman — es el perfecto caballero
- I pictured her to be the epitome of Southern beauty.
- This is the man who represents the epitome of style in his immaculately pressed shirts, tirelessly shined shoes and tailored business attire.
- Smoking is an evil, deadly addiction, and for smokers to insist on blowing their foul pollution onto other people is the very epitome of senseless selfishness.
- Helen's older sister Jenny is the epitome of the perfect Mum.
- In public our relationship was the epitome of a perfect, loving relationship.
- In the Netherlands there was initially a craving for all things French, for France represented the epitome of modernity and luxury.
- In many ways Detroit is the epitome of the materialist paradigm, a place where the mechanical worldview was perfected.
- Bob and Marcie (not their real names; in fact, they are not real people) are the very epitome of the Silicon Valley lifestyle.
- These people have become the epitome and complete personification of Greed and Corruption.
- From the seven bedrooms on the first floor, to the nine reception rooms on the ground floor, to the staff quarters below stairs, the apartment is the epitome of elegance.
- Although flexible and graceful were not the words I'd use to describe our tai chi motions, our instructors William and Pandora were the epitome of suppleness and elegance.
- He was described by the man who nominated him for the award as ‘the epitome of quality leadership in the modern educational era’.
- This is all highly wonderful and simply the epitome of science fiction writing, but I'm truly excited to inform you that the best is still to come.
- Mary, for example, is the epitome of virtue in the original comedy show.
- Truly, Jun was the epitome of a perfect leader for anyone and everyone to follow and Chase readily admitted to that - a thing that he seldom did.
- I hated superficiality, and the popular people were the very epitome of it.
- The whole place is practically the epitome of ‘timeless elegance’.
- The Queen herself was the epitome of elegance, wearing - most appropriately for the occasion - a beautiful Mudmee blouse of a sandy brown and a long dress of silver-grey.
- She was the epitome of all Rubensian models and appears in many of his late works, not only in portraits but in the guise of various saints and deities.
- Kate is the epitome of ladylike elegance with poker straight posture, a svelte figure and a confident yet warm personality.
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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.