In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cuerda)ropeestar con la soga al cuello — to be in a real fix coloquial
- nombrar / mentar la soga en casa del ahorcado — to say the wrong thing
- siempre se quiebra / se rompe la soga por lo más delgado — the weakest goes to the wall
2Construcciónfacecolocados a soga — laid in a stretcher bond
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.