In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- You've closed the door in your room, but you can hear his footsteps coming up the stairs.
- He heard footsteps from behind the black door, and a shadow formed underneath it.
- It had only been five minute into her break when she heard footsteps behind her.
- Occasionally she heard muffled footsteps pacing in the hallways and rooms below her.
- I heard a footstep behind me, and I looked to see blue leather pants.
- He was about to turn away, when he heard footsteps coming up the church path from the gate.
- I could still smell him in the laundry, hear his footstep, and run my hands over tools he'd touched every day.
- The girl looked up as she heard Rick's soft footsteps against the metal gangplank.
- Doreen was lying awake in a hospital room when she heard the footsteps coming to her door in the early hours.
- I heard a footstep a few yards away, and I turned slowly.
- If she heard footsteps she would wonder whether it was him, if he'd be there when she got home from school.
- The door opened and he heard the footsteps as Ben walked in and closed the door behind him.
- She sits up with an apprehensive stare into the distance, as if she heard a footstep on the strange track she has elected to follow.
- She was startled as she heard the footsteps of two people clattering down the stairwell.
- I turned round after hearing some footsteps behind me and he was right in my face.
- As she walked towards the town centre with a friend, she heard footsteps behind her.
- At night time it is said you can still hear her footsteps as she ascends that staircase.
- You can feel the rough fabric of theatre greens and the heat of the delivery room and hear your footsteps on the ward.
- On the way to geography I heard footsteps behind me and it sounded as if someone was trying to sneak up on me.
- Finally she heard a faint footstep, a click-clacking of undoubtedly expensive shoes that grew heavier as they came nearer.
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