In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ser menester — to be necessary
- es menester trabajar para vivir — one must work in order to live
- es menester que lo hagamos sin demora — we must do it without delay
2formal(tarea)occupationse ganaba la vida en los menesteres más diversos — he earned his living from some very diverse activities
- estaban ocupados en otros menesteres — they were busy with other activities / they were otherwise engaged
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.