In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(building)edificio sin ascensor masculine
- On a weeknight in early February, the front line in the battle to privatize America's public schools reached the top floor of a five-story walk-up in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
- Instead I had a dodgy job for a dodgier boss, working out of a four floor walk-up above a bridal wholesalers in Soho.
- One of the most interesting spaces to open recently is the South African-run Axis Gallery, located on the top floor of a tiny walk-up at 453 West 17th Street.
- Glouberman lives in a walk-up next door to The Beaconsfield; his roof-top patio overlooks the site where the bar wants to build theirs.
- I was not married; I lived in a five-story walk-up in the East Village; I worked freelance; and I would have to go on bed rest in March.
- He held to a value system he couldn't find in Kenwood, or in the bug-infested walk-ups, or in the shelters.
- It was an 80-floor walk-up, we were saying, and they'd better book the next day off.
- He carted them all back to his rent-stabilized walk-up on the Upper East Side.
- I'm also on the fourth floor of a walk-up, so racing up and down is not an option.
- They explored solutions such as taking down some of the towers and adding walk-ups.
- Within a few days of settling in to my apartment in a four-story walk-up, I plunged into the novel.
- Immigrants felt they had truly made it in the New World when they traded in their four-storey walk-up for a four-car garage.
2(apartment, office)apartamento u oficina en un edificio sin ascensor
- I could slap her slum landlord with a fine, a whipping or a public egging for failing to fix the elevator to her third floor walk-up.
- Kokhi's parents' place is a tiny top-floor walk-up in one of the slummy blocks that line Hebron Road on its way out of town.
- Williams says she already feels more energetic, and she's finally able to visit her sister, who lives in a third-floor walk-up.
- I live in a fourth-floor walk-up in Brooklyn; I do not need a whole lot of gardening hints.
- Doron and Liz were sharing a sixth-floor walk-up in the tangled heart of the Marais, and I was a mere ten-minute walk to the east, in a studio on the edge of the artsy 11th arrondissement.
- He lived in… squalor might be too strong a word, but his last apartment was a 6th-floor walk-up.
- She had never been to a place like that before - a fifth floor walk-up along a dingy staircase, a room papered in heavy metal posters.
- Living in Chicago, her apartment was a second story walk-up.
- So, you tell me, why am I sitting here in a rented second floor walk-up, albeit at the beach, awaiting the outcome of possible condemnation resulting from six violations of the city housing code?
- His studio was like a creepy one-room place that was a walk-up on top of a deli, so it smelled real weird.
- She had budgeted $140,000 for a two-bedroom home in a modern building with an elevator, but had to settle for a one-bedroom, third-floor walk-up in a building built in 1936.
- The Reuben Gallery, by contrast, was a third-floor walk-up in a small, aging building.
- ‘It was her example and selfless service, raising four boys in a fourth floor walk-up that made the difference’.
- Ms. Dinoire's mother, returning to her third-floor walk-up with a plastic bag of groceries, waved off a reporter last week.
- When I met Mamie, she was living in her sixth-floor walk-up.
- Number nine was a fourth-floor walk-up on Avenue B. Walls.
- I lived in a small corner of a huge three bedroom flat, a dank leaking walk-up above a convenience store.
- Many experts say today's twenty-somethings don't want to downscale by sharing a walk-up with three roommates when their middle class parents have a house where they can crash.
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