In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(not varnished)sin barnizar
- One of the first aspects you can see upon arriving at the hostel is the raw, unvarnished timber that composes the various structures that speckle the area.
- Instead, he's worked with traditional materials and contrasting textures - unvarnished wood, raw silk - to create a style that is clearly modern, but remains richly Alpine in spirit.
- Yellow and orange sponge-painted walls are accentuated by unpainted, unvarnished wooden tables.
- The camera enters a living room with scraps of wallpaper clinging to old plaster and dusty unvarnished floorboards.
- Awareness of the smooth page clouds the difference between varnished and unvarnished oil paint, between opaque and transparent watercolour.
2(plain)the unvarnished truth — la pura verdad
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