In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Walking in the night air along the Bosphorus where the city light scintillated on the water, I envied the dervishes their passion, their longing and their faith.
- Its huge flanks are encased in a delicately ribbed translucent skin that scintillates arrestingly with both natural and artificial light.
- You'll also appreciate how water is Sydney's greatest asset, making the city scintillate and dazzle.
- Piano Concerto #15's opening allegro, for example, scintillates like sunlight on a choppy lake.
- In places it is punctured by bollards and peeled back to form benches, revealing glazed voids packed with multi-coloured fluorescent tubes that scintillate seductively with kaleidoscopic light.
- Earle's tender voice soars and the delicate songwriting scintillates.
- The large crowds which attend these lavish events in the ‘marriage season’ may be a bit talkative and restless, but always scintillate with so much feminine glamour and radiance all around.
- The script doesn't break new ground, or scintillate with New Yorker wit.
- But it required a particular sense of cavalier gall to display the jewel in the crown in all its glory, scintillating under the spring sky, a diamond that many in India believe rightfully belongs to them, on this solemn occasion.
- Concerts are held here on summer evenings, with the room scintillating to the light of two thousand reflected candles.
- But things that scintillate are prone to burn out.
- It can tell that one point of light is brighter than another, that some are scintillating and some are not, but it doesn't know why.
- He has proven himself a prodigious master of the qanun, an 81-string Arabic zither, his dexterous plucking unlocking the instrument's potential to scintillate and shine.
- In addition, the exposed lantern tissue of P. versicolor males, when immersed in firefly saline high in potassium and calcium ions, scintillates with hundreds of photocytes flashing in random fashion.
- Screens of slatted walnut cast stark geometric shadows through the tall, luminous spaces, and water scintillates against stark planes of concrete and glass.
- The gem scintillates a confused yellowish-green, before the yellow fades from it and it appears as an emerald.
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.