In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
A spectacular yearly festival in La Tirana, Chile. The high point is on July 16, the day of La Virgen del Carmen, Chile's patron saint. Many thousands of people come to the village to watch three days of non-stop dancing by costumed dancers before a richly adorned statue of the Virgin. Some of the dances are fantastic, others are religious allegories, such as the diabladas, performed by dancers wearing devil masks.
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.