In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(appearance/person) anodino(appearance/person) (dull) insulso(appearance/person) (dull) soso informal(building) sin ninguna característica distintiva(building) sin nada de particular(taste) indefinido
- The result is charmingly eclectic, and quite unique for Bulgaria, where nondescript design still prevails.
- Instead, she headed for the small, nondescript building about twenty yards away.
- The building is a refreshing place of hope amid the uninspiring concrete and nondescript buildings found in the city.
- It lies in a modest, nondescript building in a leafy neighborhood of Vancouver.
- Huesca was as nondescript a provincial town as our friends had said it would be.
- The small, nondescript moth is seldom noticed as it flies in the evening.
- Basically, he's a nice sort of nondescript guy, who spends a weekend hanging out with odd groups.
- The cashier, a middle-aged woman with nondescript features, cleared her throat and pointed to the right.
- After the standard rambling walk following his contact he found himself at another nondescript West End hotel.
- Standing nearby is a plain, nondescript man in a chauffeur's uniform.
- Arriving to an enthusiastic welcome in the nondescript village, he shed his characteristic reserve.
- They posed in hallways, foyers, in front of doors, in generally nondescript spaces.
- He had a shock of the brightest red hair I had ever seen on a human being, with rather nondescript gray eyes.
- Now 19 men waited in nondescript hotel rooms to board four flights the next morning.
- I had never really looked at the ceiling above my bathtub before, and I found it quite nondescript, quite boring.
- To them, he is just another nondescript resident who strives hard for a square meal a day.
- It's just that the place is suburban and somewhat nondescript, although it does have a nice river running through it.
- Aykan's house was one in a street of nondescript redbricks, and I was staring at it for several seconds before I saw that anything was wrong.
- Most species of freshwater mussels are nondescript and difficult to distinguish from one another.
- Fox ambled away and, returning ten minutes later, found the two merchants loading nondescript crates onto their shuttle.
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