In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There is a perpetual need for low-income housing in Toronto, and many people embrace the transient lifestyle rooming houses offer.
- They had never had a proper home as a family in Germany: touring with the dance company and staying in rooming houses, the children living most of the time with their grandmother and great-aunts, away from the parents.
- I hadn't been to this area in close to fifteen years, and the modest rooming house where I'd stayed the last time was boarded up and abandoned when I got there.
- We had one project where we took a rooming house and renovated it and we ran into a lot of unforeseen costs, dealing with code issues.
- I should have spun on my heels and ran when he slipped the key into the lock of that shabby rooming house.
- She located there with her boyfriend; they having resided in a previous rooming house with shared accommodations.
- The rooming houses and cafeterias that did admit them were always on the wrong side of the tracks.
- Even when these laws were gone, there were hotels, rooming houses and restaurants that refused to serve, bus and train operators that refused passage.
- Last week we focused on personal safety, why homeless people are often fined for breaches of local by-laws and minor public order offences; and the legal rights of those living in rooming houses and other marginal accommodation.
- She moves into a rooming house with a moronic landlady and fends off advances from her fellow tenant, a drunken fool.
- It's the tale of a pensioner and the quirky tenants in his rooming house, acting out a colourful meditation on the joy of being alive.
- On our first visit to a downtown rooming house, the residents know him by name.
- He roamed between jobs and rooming houses before working for the US postal service for 10 years.
- Initially, single or married men were likely to immigrate alone, living in crowded quarters or rooming houses, saving their money and sending large amounts back to Poland.
- The rooming houses where many of New York's single men lived also often accommodated gay men as tenants, respecting their privacy and permitting them to bring home male visitors.
- The older, centrally located colonial houses are now occupied by offices or have been turned into rooming houses or hotels.
- There were no rooming houses and although Mary offered to let him sleep in the supply room on the floor, he preferred the straw of the stable.
- Over the last two years, the city's shelters and rooming houses have gradually become severely infested with bedbugs.
- He drops out of school, moves into a rundown rooming house, telling no one his new address, and spends his time drinking and bar fighting.
- Most often, these early immigrants would live together in crowded rooming houses or primitive hostels in urban centers of the industrial northeastern United States.
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.