In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(engaño)las elecciones fueron una filfa — the elections were a sham
- la invitación era pura filfa — the invitation was nothing but a hoax / a practical joke
2(rumor)rumor EEUUrumour Britanicose ha corrido la filfa de que … — word has it / someone has spread the rumor that …
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.