In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1en plenitud de sus facultades (mentales) formalare you sure she's compos mentis? — ¿estás seguro de que está en sus cabales / en su sano juicio?
- I'd just woken up and I wasn't entirely compos mentis — me acababa de despertar y no estaba (d)espabilado del todo
- Even though anyone still living who saw them play is probably not adequately compos mentis to remember the occasion.
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.