In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1los caracoles me dan grima — snails make my flesh crawl
- un chirrido que me daba grima — a screech that set my teeth on edge
- me da grima oírle siempre hablar de sí mismo — it really gets on my nerves the way he talks about himself all the time
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.