In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Britishinformalfríofrescoit's a bit parky today — hoy hace bastante frío / está bastante fresco
- Well it's a little parky in the kitchen today, so I decided to warm the oven up so I could put the rising dough in a bowl on top of the stove to give it the little kick it needed.
- Given Antarctic wastes to cross at temperatures stooping to a parky minus 75 degrees celsius, the Japanese South Pole Observation Team wouldn't dream of packing their boots into the back of anything else.
- Never mind, a long-since abandoned unofficial page for the Magyar Borsodi League links straight to a Hungarian recipe for goose liver cooked in paprika - just the thing to keep your pecker up on a parky afternoon at Haladas Szombathely.
- If you think it's been a bit parky outside this week spare a thought for David Maxfield, for whom freezing point would be positively balmy.
- ‘Mornings can be a bit parky.’ was what the old guy said, and gestured him to go out first.
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