In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(victory/help/support) contar conthe decision may go our way, but I wouldn't bank on it — puede que decidan a nuestro favor, pero yo no me confiaría demasiado
- he was banking on her to get him out of the mess — contaba con / confiaba en que ella lo sacaría del apuro
- we were banking on them accepting our offer — contábamos con / confiábamos en que aceptarían nuestra oferta
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.