In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1iba distraído y no se fijó que había un escalón — he was miles away and didn't see the step coloquial
- es muy distraído — he's very absentminded
- perdona, estaba distraído — sorry, I wasn't paying attention / I wasn't concentrating / my mind was elsewhere
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.