In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(script)escritura femininecuneiform writing — escritura cuneiforme feminine
- Is this grand sum due to the quality of her writing or the current hunger for Canadian literature?
- On top of a good foundation of acting talent, the show was also blessed with quality writing.
- She did praise my writing and presented me with many opportunities to stretch my skills.
- The question came from an editor interested in improving the quality of writing at her newspaper.
- Dr. Sartor provided wise counsel and a keen eye for quality writing for many years.
- There are vast differences of thought and style within classical writing.
- I hope you enjoy this month's crop of great reading and inspiring writing.
- Not to trivialize his work, but one of the reasons I believe his work is so popular is the aphoristic style of his writing.
- Please don't think, by the way, that I object to complex writing or to unusual words or phrases.
- But Gee uses this as an excuse to replay some tired stereotypes which undermine the genuine satirical quality of her writing.
- The magazine is notable for the quality of its writing as well as the way it engages the books reviewed.
- His writing must contain unlimited implications which appear outside the text.
- The characters are fairly horrible yet Thomas coaxes enough style out of his writing to keep the pages turning.
- At times, Darwin worried that his writing sounded too literary and feared that his metaphors would lead readers astray.
- I have always said that unclear writing is a sign of unclear thinking.
- This fascinating book by the leading authority on its subject is outstanding for the quality of both its writing and its illustrations.
- Banerji has a wonderful prose style - her writing is fluid and confident and often extremely imaginative.
- Oh, his writing has a certain style and he can say a simple thing.
- The writing embodies the literary skill of an author who has been publishing for over half a century.
- He makes this point in his Clarkson style in a brilliant piece of writing for the Sunday Times.
2(written material)the wall was covered in writing — la pared estaba llena de pintadas / de graffiti
- the writing's rather blurred — la letra está algo borrosa
- in writing — por escrito
- can I have it in writing? — ¿me lo puede dar por escrito?
- to put sth in writing — poner algo por escrito
- writing materials — artículos de escritorio
3British(handwriting)letra feminineI can't read your writing — no entiendo tu letra
- in his/your own writing — de su/tu puño y letra
- Squinting his eyes Kaerin read a particularly difficult word, the writing slanted and close together to almost look like a lone blob of ink.
- When she opened the piece of paper written in fancy writing was an invitation addressed to Kelly Wiston.
- The first word was in Joey's awkward writing, but someone had finished the letter for him.
- As Aidan began to read the letter out, Jordan tore his envelope open and read the scrawled writing.
- According to the principles of calligraphy, writing should be upright or slanting to the right.
- He muttered as he reached for his bag and pulled out a yellow legal pad covered in scrawled writing.
- Written in red ink, in my father's slanted, tiny writing, were five words, repeated over and over.
- The writing seemed oddly familiar, but Sakura couldn't remember who wrote like that.
- While jumping into the garment, I read the writing scrawled on the paper.
- Many of them were written in crayon in David's clumsy writing, with each letter picked out in a colour different from the letter preceding it.
- At the bottom of the letter was some hand-written writing saying she would like to come to our school.
- He went into the kitchen in hopes to find her only to find a note scribbled in her writing.
- In his lap was a Manila folder, Italian writing scribbled all over on various notes and documents.
- Her eyes skimmed the familiar writing and descended knowingly on that one sentence that seemed to haunt her desperately.
- The only other handwriting that we have been able to identify is the writing on the boards or doors at Mr Wilkins flat.
- Some sort of writing had been scrawled over one side, and it looked like some ancient language.
- The writing seemed familiar but he couldn't quite put his thumb on whose exactly it was.
- I had known how to read and write that type of writing since I was a little girl.
- He produced three slightly dirty envelopes with the familiar writing of Jacob Ryan.
- Occasionally a writer may vary the slant of her writing, with letters pointing in all directions.
4(act of composing)she earns a lot from her writing — gana mucho (dinero) escribiendo
- writing takes up a lot of my time — paso mucho tiempo escribiendo
- at the time of writing — en el momento de escribir estas líneas
5(written composition)literatura femininean excellent piece of writing — un trabajo excelente
- Imtiaz has based many of her writings on her childhood experiences in Scotland.
- Gottlob Frege's writings have had a profound influence on contemporary thought.
- An annotated bibliography of his writings on Cornish folklore is also presented.
- Stevenson's Scotland is a collection of the author's writings on his native land.
- His spare but passionate writings have been an inspiration to a whole generation.
- We know from the writings of Tacitus that the weather in Britain was terrible.
- From the writings of Seneca, we know that the Romans spent large sums of money building their baths.
- The Jewish prayer book is drawn from the writings of the Jewish people across the ages.
- I never wanted this blog to be a diary - it was supposed to be an outlet for my various writings.
- Ficino gave particular consideration to the melancholic temperament in his writings.
- It remains an indispensable source for all students of Virginia Woolf's writings.
- There is also a large body of published English writings by non-English authors.
- Dawkins brings his clear and concrete habits of mind to all of his writings.
- He left no writings, but his arguments were recorded in many volumes by his pupil Clitomachus.
- Chomsky's political writings are littered with violations of these conventions.
- Evidence concerning Colins's character can be found in the writings of Voltaire.
- In Paris, he was exposed to the modern thought and writings of Bergson and Nietzsche.
- His writings are a model of lucidity and a pleasure to read, though he confessed that he was a reluctant writer.
- I find an echo of this view in the writings of various jurists and commentators on the law.
- He relates in his writings that he developed some medicines which were almost miraculous cures.
6writings pluralthe writings of Swift — la obra de Swift
- her philosophical writings — sus escritos filosóficos
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