In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(desconsiderado)no seas desatento, ayúdala a bajar las maletas — be a little more helpful, help her to get her suitcases down
- estuviste desatento, deberías habérselo agradecido — it was thoughtless / impolite / discourteous of you not to thank her
2(distraído)inattentiveha estado muy desatento — he has been very inattentive
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.