In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1minuteminutetardo 20 minutos en llegar a la oficina — it takes me 20 minutes to get to the office
- está a tres minutos (de distancia) de su casa — it's three minutes (away) from his house
- salí con los minutos contados — I left with hardly any time to spare
- no me llevó ni un minuto — it didn't take me a minute
- te veré cuando tenga un minuto — I'll see you when I have a minute / moment
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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.