In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
A group of Spanish literary figures who wrote in response to the trauma caused to Spain by the loss in 1898 of its last colonies, Cuba, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. Faced with the end of Spain's imperial role, poets, novelists and essayists turned their attention to Spain itself, its landscapes, its people, its linguistic and cultural heritage. The best known members of the group are Antonio Machado, Miguel de Unamuno, Pío Baroja, Jacinto Benavente, Ramón del Valle-Inclán and Azorín.
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.