In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Yet the incursions on free speech can be insidious and imperceptible.
- The gradient is, to a walker, an imperceptible one in 50.
- If that's not the case - well, it's a lot of money to spend on what, for me, turned out to be an almost imperceptible difference.
- You put things out in the world hoping that it might be relevant to someone, but these things are subtle, imperceptible.
- As for the winters, though, I find I relish them, and can't imagine living anywhere in which the seasons are so slight as to be imperceptible.
- She stole a glance at him and he gave her an almost imperceptible nod.
- I could hear the call going along the line, but then at the final moment, instead of ringing, there was a strange, almost imperceptible hiccup.
- Almost imperceptible on screen, it is actually made up of tiny chickens' feet and is repeated on the buttons of her dress.
- It was subtle, almost imperceptible from where we were sitting, but I noticed it and so did Lori.
- A slight almost imperceptible vibration of the vessel was felt.
- The law now seems clear, however, that so long as the change is gradual and imperceptible the doctrine applies.
- The impact would be nearly imperceptible at first, but it'd be there, and significant enough to gum things up.
- On these repeat visits, subtle qualities gradually reveal themselves which were initially almost imperceptible.
- By appearance it's an almost imperceptible, narrow slot in the pavement that runs alongside a sidewalk from the bottom to the top of a hill.
- My shadow, briefly cutting sunlight, changes the land's chemistry in imperceptible ways that make us one.
- Without museums, the skills of the sculptor and the various dialects of tribes in the country would have been imperceptible now, he said.
- I think there's an imperceptible incline, which makes sense as I was following the river upstream, so no cruising.
- He lived in a world of fine gradations and imperceptible shades.
- There was an almost imperceptible shuffle on the stairs.
- The line between rock musicians and seven-year-olds is often imperceptible.
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.