In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(lose consciousness)perder el conocimiento
2.1(in wartime)(windows) tapar(lights) apagarto black out a town — apagar todas las luces de una ciudad
2.2(by accident)(town/district) dejar sin luz(town/district) dejar a oscuras
2.4(suppress)(information/news) censurarhe had blacked it out of his mind — lo había borrado de su memoria
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.