In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1eso de que se va a casar es un cuento chino — all that stuff about getting married is a load of nonsense coloquial
- yo no soy tan ingenuo, así que no me vengas con cuentos chinos — I'm not as gullible as you think, so don't give me your cock-and-bull story
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.