In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(costura/prenda) to come unstitchedse me ha descosido la manga — my sleeve's come unstitched
- llevas el pantalón descosido — your pants are coming apart at the seams
2also descoserse de risa
coloquialto split one's sides (laughing) coloquialto kill oneself (laughing) coloquial
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.