In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It's one thing to be smart and quick-witted, but can you back it up?
- He was a good guy - quick-witted, intelligent and funny when the right moment arose.
- With Mercury in Aries and the Sun in the 3rd house ruled by Mars, he was quick-witted, intellectually motivated, an avid reader and a passionate speaker.
- Though all the clever and distinctive stylistic tics are there, the dialogue isn't nearly as sharp or quick-witted and the plot itself is rather lumbering, meaning the pace flags and sags on too many occasions.
- Undemonstrative, quick-witted, alert and intelligent: he has it all.
- Though a stranger in a strange land, Maria is quick-witted, intelligent, and empathetic enough to figure out how to deal with the various characters she comes across.
- Naturally quick-witted with a sharp tongue, he ponders decisions with mathematical precision.
- She's clearly an intelligent woman, quick-witted and self-effacing, so doesn't she worry that her job is essentially stupid?
- As always, Rathbone gives us a Holmes that is quick-witted and focused, able to deduce what mere mortals cannot.
- And when that draws sarcastic comment from the management team, his ability to offer quick-witted retorts allows him to ride the banter as effortlessly as another lunge from a desperate defender.
- When asked about the vacant manager's post at Spurs, O'Neill response was quick-witted.
- Evan is intelligent and quick-witted but sometimes a little lost in the modern world of speed dating and go-getting career women.
- Fact is, Carson was as brilliant and quick-witted a comedian then, in 1989, as he was in 1969.
- He looks powerful but perfectly balanced, and his manner is alert and quick-witted.
- Elizabeth was a different kind of Queen: quick-witted, clever and able to use feminine wiles to get her own way.
- In local parlance he would be regarded as a ‘character’, quick-witted and always ready for a bit of ‘devilment’.
- Confident to the point of brashness, intelligent and quick-witted - all key attributes for an MC - he's a product of his surroundings.
- Intellectually quick-witted and bright, with an abrasive edge, Reid did well in school.
- Hicks is a true American original: handsome, well spoken, intelligent and quick-witted, intensely passionate and fiercely political.
- She was loving and generally patient with those she deemed worthy, and, as I said before, she was quick-witted and intelligent.
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.