In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There wasn't a cloud in the sky, making the snow that blanketed the vast tundra nearly blinding.
- In North America, the Arctic tundra is expected to retreat northwards and be replaced by forest.
- For more than two centuries, mammoth remains have been turning up in the Russian tundra above the Arctic Circle.
- Ruffs breed in sub-Arctic and Arctic tundra meadows in northern Europe and Siberia.
- Alaska's glaciers coexist with flowering tundras that bloom in the arctic summer.
- Snow Geese nest colonially in the Arctic tundra within five miles of the coast.
- Millions of snow geese are mining the fragile tundra in the central and eastern Arctic.
- There isn't a single tree in the Arctic tundra, but it is home to some of the most amazing migratory wildlife in the brief arctic summer.
- Glaciers cover much of the wild interior; the rolling tundra glows with delicate Arctic flowers.
- Bovids are found in a wide variety of habitats, from arctic tundras to deep tropical forests.
- A river cuts across the tundra, meeting the fjord at a silty delta.
- The tundra and vast expanse of snowy waste is used for decorative backdrops, like the mountains of Afghanistan.
- We usually arrived at the end of May, when the treeless tundra was still covered with snow.
- Your facilities in the frozen tundra of the Arctic circle can't be a lot better than what we've got at Barrowfield.
- Reindeer herding depends on unbroken tundras and undisturbed vegetation.
- The peregrine falcon can fly all the way from the Alaska tundra to the prairies of central Argentina.
- It is situated on the ground, on grass clumps or hummocks in the open tundra.
- Except on portions of the coastal plain, the Alaskan tundra generally has few lakes.
- North Asia is an arctic tundra, not a recommended neighborhood to live in, in the winter time.
- They may be able to pinpoint with some accuracy the area where the glaciers stop and the tundra begins.
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.