In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be agin sth — oponerse a algo
- I'm agin it — yo me opongo
- But a myth's grown up, and has grown up particularly in the 20th century (it probably dates right back to the Enlightenment), that the poet's agin the state, he's agin whatever it is that seems to hold everything together.
- Now watch and I'll show you the story of life. These fingers, dear hearts, is always a-warrin’ and a-tuggin ’, one agin the other.
- Don't get me wrong; from what you say I'm more with ye than agin ye - I just want to hear your thoughts on where we go, much more so than why everyone else is wrong, without putting forward a view of your own.
- This seems to have resulted in a straight two to one win for the opposers - 15,000 comments agin, 7,500 for.
- It's the whole ‘you either wit us or agin us’ mentality.
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.