In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to mess up coloquial¿cómo fue a petaquearse ese examen tan fácil? — how did you manage to mess up / flunk such an easy exam?
- la lluvia se petaqueó el fin de semana — the rain ruined the weekend
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.