In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be de trop — estar de más
- I felt de trop — sentí que estaba de más allí
- One might account for this by supposing that such items were de trop, subjecting their wearer to ridicule.
- He met me on the threshold of his office, thrust the manuscript into my hand, muttered ‘De trop, Meckier, de trop,’ and shut the door.
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.