In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(follow)(advice) seguir(orders) cumpliruntil the problem is recognized and acted on … — hasta que se reconozca el problema y se actúe / se proceda en consecuencia …
- acting on information received, the police made two arrests — actuando sobre la base de información recibida, la policía realizó dos arrestos
- she took a decision, but failed to act on it — tomó una decisión pero no obró en consecuencia
2(affect)(chemical/drug/force) actuar sobrethe drug acts on the nervous system — el fármaco actúa sobre el sistema nervioso
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.