In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1adverb phrase en ristre — at the ready
- cámara en ristre para captarlo — camera at the ready to capture it on film
- apareció, bastón en ristre, dispuesto a darnos una azotaina — he appeared, wielding his cane, ready to give us a good thrashing
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.