In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1predicamentestar/verse en un aprieto — to be/to find oneself in a predicament / a difficult situation / a tight spot
- esto lo pone en un aprieto — this puts him in a predicament / in an awkward situation
- un amigo los sacó del aprieto — a friend got them out of it / got them off the hook
- salieron del aprieto con su ayuda — they got out of it with her help
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?
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