In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1la Generalitat — the autonomous government of Cataluña
- The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomas comunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.
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.