In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1llegó la policía y se produjo una desbandada — the police arrived and everyone scattered / people ran off in all directions
- se produjo una desbandada de pájaros — the birds flew off in all directions
- salir en desbandada — to run off in all directions/in confusion
- el ejército enemigo salió en desbandada — the enemy army scattered / was routed
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.