In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(baby) (sobre las rodillas) mecer
- After Macbeth consults the witches in Act Three, they put him to bed, where he awakens after having dreamed of dandling babies, reading tales to his children, and enjoying the other benefits of family life.
- Kuzovkin, embroiled for decades in a hopeless suit for possession of another estate, is overjoyed by the reunion with Olga, whom he, years ago, dandled and indulged with quasi-parental affection.
- He rumpled the boy's straight dark hair as he dandled him on his knee.
- I pictured my sister, opening drawers while dandling her newborn, and swearing under her breath.
- Sherlock, I used to dandle you on my knee when you were a boy; you and your beloved cloth giraffe!
- He longs for grandchildren to dandle on his knee through his dotage.
- But he still has time to smile at his wife, and dandle his daughter on his lap.
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.