In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(renuencia)reluctancelo firmé con cierta reticencia — I signed it a little reluctantly
- su reticencia a creerme es comprensible — your reluctance to believe me is understandable
- su reticencia a reconocer que se había equivocado — her reluctance / unwillingness to admit that she had made a mistake
- a pesar de su reticencia inicial, finalmente nos lo contó todo — despite his initial reticence / caginess, he told us everything in the end
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.