In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Being cool is one of those indefinable qualities that's almost impossible to pin down.
- He displayed that elusive, indefinable quality: he looked presidential.
- But they are utterly indefinable by way of positive definition hence my requirement of negative demarcation.
- Ever since the ancient Greek artist Debutades traced a line around the silhouette of her lover's face, artists have been attempting to define the indefinable.
- An indefinable element that catches your eye; I had no trouble spotting her in the midst of a crowd of jeans-and-tees teenagers.
- The answer depended ultimately on a policy decision informed by history and indefinable concepts of nationality and nationhood.
- So Rose Boys had a modest political aim, as well as satisfying an obscure and perhaps indefinable personal need.
- Perhaps subliminally it is this which gave her performances that indefinable, electric edge which drew audiences magnetically to her and held them spellbound.
- So perfect objectivity is not just unachievable but indefinable.
- And undoubtedly, their mysterious, indefinable quality is the source of their disconcerting power.
- His eyes flashed just a little bit, with some vague, indefinable emotion, perhaps surprise, when he saw she was still lying in bed.
- Poetry is the power of defining the indefinable in terms of the unforgettable.
- It is a challenging attempt to define what is often indefinable.
- This feeling is not toward any one English person in particular, or even a whole load of English, but that indefinable thing that the word England has come to symbolise for me.
- Austrians can offer an alternative approach that does not depend on having to define or measure what is conceptually indefinable or unmeasurable.
- In those hours I laughed so hard my face hurt, I cried, I felt happiness, sadness, empathy, anger and other indefinable emotions.
- In all shapes, sizes and more than anything, in those indefinable vibrant shades, butterflies seem to carry an uncanny beauty about them.
- He did not know where his own mind ended and the rest of the world flooded in: the boundary was vague, indefinable.
- It is that indefinable something that is drawing another Afghan refugee, 70-year-old Taj Bara back to Kabul.
- A third draft corrected some of these problems, but I still felt, without quite being able to articulate it, that in some indefinable way the script had lost ground.
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.