In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The Han Wei became a phantom ship after pirates seized it on March 15 on a voyage from Singapore to Rangoon.
- He was crying out to ghost pedestrians, phantoms incapable of reacting in any other way but unbridled fear.
- The experienced earth lends something of its atmosphere to every world that we can conceive, and hence haunts these other worlds like a phantom.
- Cigarette smoked choked the fresh, crisp night air like a phantom descending upon its haunt.
- The State Tourist Department can arrange for a sightseeing trip for the female ghost of the old city and phantoms in Banjara Hills.
- Science is first and foremost a recognition that the objective world of nature is comprehensible on its own terms, without recourse to phantoms, spirits or inexplicable forces.
- Loosely based on an old Montreal myth about a phantom ship and a shadowy captain (according to the poorly translated English press release), the maze is made up of five connected game zones.
- Strange phantoms haunt this room day and night.
- This time out, the author collects some chilling accounts of coal mine ghosts, phantoms.
- Lanser Hall was one of the oldest dorms and laboratories on campus and hadn't been used due to the rumor of a phantom that haunted them.
- Four fearless women are preparing to spend the night in the company of ghosts, ghouls and phantoms to raise money for the Abbeyfield care home where they work.
- She was haunting him, like a phantom in the night.
- But the phantoms of the evil ones haunted this particular hallway on Floor 13, making it an abandoned site.
- The young man in question slowly emerged form the pitch-black shadows of the closet as eerily as a phantom.
- A few years later, two more British sailors saw the phantom ship as they sailed around the cape.
- Gerry and Cynthia Bridgwood are being spooked by a phantom benefactor - who spirits gifts of bric-a-brac into their Cheshire country pub.
- His face is distorted, making him look like a phantom haunting a ruin.
- Then, in a room filled with Halloween images of ghosts and phantoms, Duncan Smith got his chance to show his hidden talents - at the pool table.
- It is like a medieval, deserted castle that is full of phantoms and ghosts, and this makes you feel sick - you just want to run away, far from these cold, scary walls.
- Creoles speak of a phantom pirate ship seen at night, lit by flickering lanterns.
2(unreal thing)a phantom of the mind — una fantasía
1literary(ghostly)(shape) fantasmal(horseman) fantasma
2(imaginary)ilusorioimaginariophantom (limb) pain — dolor fantasma masculine
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.