In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(corriente, común)commonno es más que un vulgar resfrío — it's just a common cold
- vulgar y corriente — ordinary
- se las da de ejecutivo pero tiene un empleíto vulgar y corriente — he makes out that he's some sort of executive but in fact he just has an ordinary / a run-of-the-mill job
2(poco refinado)vulgarcoarsecommon despectivo
3(no técnico)commonpopular¿cuál es el nombre vulgar de esta planta? — what's the common / popular name for this plant?
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.