In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(leave)irsehe's already checked out of the hotel — (habiendo pagado la factura etc) ya se ha ido del hotel
3.1(figures/facts/story) verificar(figures/story/facts) comprobar(facts/story/figures) chequear(story/figures/facts) checar Méxicowe must check out the new film — tenemos que ir a ver qué tal es la nueva película
3.2(client/customer/shopping) pagar EEUU(cashier) cobrarhow many books can I check out at one time? — ¿cuántos libros puedo sacar a la vez?
4EEUU coloquial(die)estirar la pata coloquialdiñarla España coloquialpetatearla México coloquialcantar para el carnero Río de la Plata argotentregarla Chile coloquial
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.