In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(persona)geniuses un portento para la química — he's a genius at chemistry / a chemistry genius
- esta niña es un portento — this girl's a prodigy
2(prodigio)wonderhace verdaderos portentos con materiales realmente pobres — she works wonders using the poorest of materials
- canta que es un portento — she has a wonderful / marvelous voice
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.