In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ir en contravía — to drive the wrong way down the road
- se estrellaron contra un carro que venía en contravía — they crashed into an oncoming car
- la comida me entró en contravía — the meal didn't agree with me, the meal disagreed with me
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.