In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de un río, canal)overflowinglas lluvias provocaron el desbordamiento del río — the rains caused the river to overflow (its banks) / to burst its banks / to flood
- la medida provocará desbordamientos sociales — the measure will lead to outbursts of social unrest
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.