In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(período)centuryel siglo V después de Cristo — the fifth century AD
- data del siglo XV — it dates from / is from the 15th century
- mi madre es de otro siglo — my mother's really old-fashioned
- hace siglos / un siglo que no le escribo — I haven't written to her for ages
- por los siglos de los siglos — for ever and ever
2literario(mundo)el siglo — the world
- retirarse del siglo — to withdraw from the world
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.