In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1le echaron el sambenito — they put the blame on him
- intentan deshacerse del sambenito de país tercermundista — they are trying to rid themselves of the label / image of a third-world country
- me colgaron / pusieron el sambenito de timador — they branded / labeled me a con man
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.