In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cualidad)crueltyes difícil imaginar la crueldad con que los trataban — it's hard to imagine just how cruelly they were treated
2(acción)crueltylas crueldades cometidas durante la guerra — the cruelties / atrocities committed during the war
- es una crueldad privar a estos animales de su libertad — it's cruel / it's cruelty to deprive these animals of their freedom
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.