In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cumplidor) reliable(cumplidor) dependable(responsable) responsiblea ver si eres un poco más formal la próxima vez — try and be a bit more responsible next time
- ¡sé formalito! — behave yourself!
- tiene solo 21 años pero es muy formal — he's only 21 but he's very responsible / serious-minded
2.2(promesa) firm(invitación/compromiso) formal(invitación/compromiso) official(acusación) formalaún no he recibido una oferta formal — I haven't had a definite / firm offer yet
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.