In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A working party from the church is labouring to make the top two floors of this house habitable for James and Lis to live in.
- Synthetic greenhouse gases could be used to make Mars habitable.
- Some buyers carry out restoration in stages, making part of the house habitable and completing the rest of the job as and when time and money allow.
- Getting the house back in habitable condition means a coal fire and central heating are at full blast 24 hours a day.
- That we live in a habitable universe of course is a selection effect.
- For, if our world is to remain habitable for humankind, nothing else is important enough to divert our attention from this growing problem.
- There are 26,000 million insects living in every square mile of habitable land on Earth.
- The third requested the Council to offer incentives to owners of derelict homes to help make the buildings habitable.
- But it is desperately in need of re-decoration and she now faces a battle against time and a shortage of money to make it habitable.
- This move is one step in Shanghai's blueprint for becoming a world-class city which is more habitable for its residents.
- It's been obvious, since my return, that the collared doves have given up any attempt to make the high-rise golden cypress habitable.
- The loft above the taverna containing one habitable room was used for the lodging of the storekeeper, the caretakers or the workshop employees.
- The twice-divorced former jazz musician had abandoned his office to live in the property's one remaining habitable room.
- The agent estimates it would cost up to £100,000 to make it habitable.
- Indeed, that may be one of the ways of making the nation habitable.
- The barn then needs a further £75,000 to £100,000 spending on it to make it habitable.
- We may well be living in a habitable portion of an infinite and random universe whose initial state obeyed no laws of Nature at all.
- Householders and businesses suffered months of heartache and misery as they battled to clear up the mess and make their premises habitable again.
- It's a gigantic ball of fire which supposedly warms the Earth enough to make it habitable for life.
- The themes begin with discovery, exploration and survival in the last habitable landmass discovered by humans.
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.