In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(lanterns/candles/fireflies) brillar con luz trémulathe stream glimmers in the moonlight — la luz de la luna cabrillea en el arroyo literary
- The fish caught in the trap glimmered in the sun from their movements.
- She turned her head away from him, not wanting to see the way his eyes glimmered in the moonlight.
- The cold steel glimmered brightly, being bathed in sun's rays.
- The city lights in the distance glimmered, but mostly all the houses on the street were dark.
- She had on a beautiful red gown that glimmered as the light hit it.
- The sun light glimmered into the room through the large window on the wall.
- His short blond hair glimmered in the light which shone into the walkways and halls.
- His shoulder length blonde hair always glimmered faintly, even in complete darkness.
- Her spectacles caught the light from somewhere and glimmered under the straight blonde of her hair.
- His police badge glimmered in the bright light of the sun streaming in through the doorway and windows.
- In his strong hands was a tiny medallion, which glimmered in the light.
- The white lights of the hall glimmered on the drops of rain that spotted his coat.
- Her eyes glimmered in the light and she beckoned us in.
- Chests of gold and jewels and riches appeared before him, glimmering in the darkness.
- He looked up to see a wall before him, glimmering in the sun.
- It was sundown, the skies were dark orange, the temple and its worshippers glimmered in pools of light and dark.
- His dark eyes, streaked with shining silver, glimmered in the blue sunlight.
- He seemed to be struggling to speak, and his eyes seemed to glimmer slightly.
- He pointed beyond a cluster of trees and bushes, where something metallic glimmered in the early sunlight.
- The buildings looked like crystal statues that glimmered in the light.
1(of candle, light)luz débil y trémula feminineluz tenue y trémula feminine
2(of understanding)atisbo masculinethere's a glimmer of hope — hay un rayo / un rayito de esperanza
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.