In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- You only get a few thunderclaps with each storm but, when you are on a 6th floor in a basically 3 story town, you really feel them.
- Larry Lessig is explaining the importance of the public domain as a source for future creativity, when a series of thunderclaps shakes the auditorium.
- Half of her words were lost in the noise of a thunderclap that echoed through the sky.
- It sounds like a big thunderclap, with vibration through the air and ground,’ said Kawanishi.
- ‘Thanks for walking me back,’ Henriette said, as a thunderclap shook the sky.
- The first thunderclap brought down raindrops and hailstones as big as marbles.
- When the weather turns foul in Unforgiven, you really feel as if you are at the center of a big rain cloud with drops falling all over and a few thunderclaps thrown in for good measure.
- It was a very tedious business, and they amused themselves by counting the seconds between the thunderclaps and the flashes of lighting.
- Helen yells at him and slams the door, but then there is a thunderclap and the sound of pouring rain.
- There was a thunderclap and heavy rain started to thud on the carpet.
- For example, following the lyric ‘thunder that roared out a warning,’ a thunderclap is heard on the track.
- It was really coming down, with the occasional flash of lightning and booming thunderclap.
- And like the sound of a thunderclap in the distance on a hot summer day, the storm clouds are already visible.
- No sooner were we in bed when there was an almighty thunderclap and the heavens opened up and of course it sounded very loud on the tin roof.
- They simply graze on, their ears filled with thunderclaps and their coats filling with raindrops.
- As if on cue, there was a soft thunderclap and a light rain started.
- As if in response to our comments, a loud thunderclap roared, filling the atmosphere with noise.
- Ever since she had been a small child, she had constantly enjoyed watching the lightning dance overhead, listening to the thunderclaps and trying to determine how far off the lightning was.
- Then there were more thunderclaps which, the young men affirmed, shook and compacted into a solid mass the still soft ground that consisted of water and mud.
- A short time later there was a noise - like a small thunderclap.
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.