In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1mockeryhacer mofa de algo/algn — to make fun of sth/sb
- lo dijo en tono de mofa — she said it mockingly / in a mocking tone
- la obra es una mofa de los símbolos cristianos — the play makes fun of / mocks the symbols of the Christian faith
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.