In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ascender en el escalafón — to go up the ladder
- uno de los puestos más altos del escalafón — one of the highest posts on the scale
- cada tres años subía un puesto en el escalafón — every three years she would go up one step on the promotion ladder
- ocupa el primer lugar del escalafón mundial en la exportación de cítricos — it occupies first place in the world table for the export of citrus fruits
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.