In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1yo, de álgebra, estoy en la inopia — I don't know a thing / the first thing about algebra
- mi madre está en la inopia, no se acuerda nunca de mi cumpleaños — my mother's hopeless, she never remembers my birthday
- a pesar de su explicación, me quedé en la inopia — despite his explanation, I was none the wiser / I still didn't understand
- siempre está en la inopia — he's always daydreaming
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.