In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(bosque)forest(de vegetación tropical) jungleel rey de la selva — the king of the jungle
- selva virgen — virgin forest
- la selva amazónica — the Amazonian jungle / rainforest
- su escritorio es una selva de papeles — his desk is a sea / jumble of papers
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.