In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Venezuela, Río de la Plata(abrigo)winter coatcoat
2México(estola) stole(pañuelo de cabeza) headscarf
3MéxicoPolítica(with official support) candidate
1Venezuela(torpe)dim coloquialdumb coloquialthick Britanico coloquial
sustantivo masculino y femenino
1Venezuela(persona torpe)dimwit coloquial
2(persona taimada)slyboots coloquialsneaky devil coloquial
- In Mexican politics, a prospective party candidate for the presidency. Candidates traditionally emerge from within the party but their identity is not revealed until the candidate is officially declared: they remain tapados (hidden), thus arousing a great deal of speculation. Under the rule of the PRI - Partido Revolucionario Institucional, its candidate was virtually guaranteed to become president.
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.