In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- This, you knew immediately, was the art of an urbane and worldly society that valued beauty, elegance and sophistication.
- He was an urbane intellectual in a country terrorized by a primitive tribal thug and his loyal clansmen.
- He was urbane and charming as, indeed, are most members of the Sri Lankan ruling elite.
- Pat was cultured and urbane and had a wonderful sense of humour.
- Black and white can also bring a touch of drama to dining and living rooms, where sideboards, screens and leather sofas can provide a touch of urbane chic.
- Some even remember him as being affable, urbane, ambitious - and confident with women.
- Educated at one of Shanghai's top universities, he's urbane, articulate in English and works in a foreign law firm.
- They were urbane as well as patriotic, superbly efficient in their work yet interested in the world outside government.
- Their all-black uniforms complemented well the restaurant's suave and urbane ambience.
- He was urbane, witty, had impeccable taste and was by all accounts a great fan of the ladies.
- And for all their alleged ironic detachment and urbane wit, they never got the joke.
- Though she had known him less than two days, Dorethea considered Mr Shrewsbury to be wonderfully urbane and civilised.
- It was a terrible thing to say, especially since he is an urbane man.
- This is some of the most polite, urbane jazz I have heard for ages.
- The true standout moments are not necessarily the most urbane.
- At last, something has breached the barriers of the urbane politeness he seems to construct around himself these days.
- He has the two requisite characteristics: toughness and a smooth, urbane manner.
- Cary Grant, you will remember, was the sophisticated, urbane Englishman.
- He was impeccably dressed, unfailingly polite, urbane and sophisticated.
- Colleagues describe him as urbane and well connected.
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