In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(presentation/report) deshilvanadomy knowledge of German is very scrappy — mis conocimientos de alemán son muy rudimentarios
- This is a lean, scrappy, pit-bull of an album.
- Still in control their concentration wavered to the point that the game became scrappy and disjointed.
- It was scrappy and messy but ultimately triumphant as York City Knights progressed to the last 16 of the Challenge Cup.
- Certainly, the first 45 minutes were scrappy, untidy and bereft of anything resembling skilful football.
- The fold is off-centre giving it a scrappy, unfinished look at odds with the design's refinement.
- Despite Ruth's goal, however, play continued to be scrappy with few scoring chances created at either end.
- The material is subject to some wildly scrappy editing, with incidental characters brought in and summarily dropped.
- The result was a rather scrappy, disjointed affair, where space in midfield was at a premium.
- While it may have been a scrappy game, this performance was not riddled with the disappointment of the display at Fratton Park.
- The scrappy and disjointed play continued after the restart as the Reivers pack began to exert more and more pressure, and began to control events.
- What she knew about China then was limited to the Great Wall and some scrappy information learned from school textbooks.
- Speeches and letters survive entire, though the other fragments are scrappy.
- However, there was nothing scrappy about the wonderfully executed goal that finally broke the deadlock at a critical juncture.
- The general impression was of a scrappy and superficial campaign, facing a coherent and single-minded Government.
- This was a scrappy game with countless basic mistakes.
- The appealing fragments are short and scrappy, the unappealing prose verbose and sometimes impenetrable.
- Samples and drum loops provide the beat while scrappy guitars and synths get the crowd jumping to the feminist/pro-gay lyrics.
- But the trouble is that referees don't like his style - he is scrappy and sometimes untidy, and is not a puncher.
- Kilmarnock fared little better as the match descended into a scrappy affair of bad passing, close marking and bloodthirsty challenges.
- A pair has made a scrappy, twiggy nest around six metres from the ground in one of Williams' pine trees.
2US informal(full of fight)luchador
- They like scrappy players and are willing to put up with temperament that goes along with it.
- Jimmy sees himself as a feisty, scrappy, still up for it, 75-year-old bastard.
- The press remains scrappy and defiant, but its skepticism about lawyers has been embraced by the mainstream.
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.