In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(portento, prodigio)wonderlas siete maravillas del mundo — the seven wonders of the world
- las maravillas de la tecnología moderna — the wonders / marvels of modern technology
- la catedral es una verdadera maravilla — the cathedral is absolutely wonderful / marvelous
- volvió del viaje contando maravillas — he came back from his trip quite delighted with the way it had gone
- borda que es una maravilla — she embroiders beautifully
- mi secretaria es una maravilla — my secretary is absolutely wonderful
- ¡qué maravilla de niño! se ha portado como un santo — what a lovely child!, he's behaved like an angel
- a las mil maravillas
- nos atendieron a las mil maravillas — they were extremely kind to us
- todo salió a las mil maravillas — everything turned out beautifully / wonderfully / marvelously
- de maravilla — wonderfully
- se lleva de maravilla con él — she gets on wonderfully (well) with him
- ahora funciona de maravilla — it works beautifully now
- cocina de maravilla — he is a wonderful / marvelous cook
- me vino de maravilla — it came at just the right time
- hacer maravillas — to work wonders
2(asombro)amazementpara maravilla de todos — to everyone's amazement
3Botánica(caléndula) marigold(girasol) sunflower Chile
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.