In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(apremiar, agobiar)los problemas que acuciaban a la pobre mujer — the problems that plagued / beset the poor woman
- acuciada por el hambre, la fiera atacó — driven by hunger, the beast attacked
- la curiosidad que lo acuciaba — the curiosity that was gnawing away at him
2(persona) to pester(persona) to hassle coloquial
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.