In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(campo/terreno) to enclose(terreno/campo) to surroundto fence inlas colinas cercaban el valle — the hills encircled / enclosed the valley literario
2(persona) to surroundse vio cercado por una banda de delincuentes — he found himself surrounded by / hemmed in by a gang of thugs
3Militar(ciudad) to besiege(ciudad) to encircle(enemigo) to surround(enemigo) to encircle
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.