In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1spellboundlos niños miraban embobados a los trapecistas — the children sat open-mouthed / fascinated / spellbound watching the trapeze artists
- está embobado con ella — he's besotted with / crazy about her
- contemplaban embobados tanta belleza — they stood spellbound / captivated by such beauty
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.