In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1the bathwater takes ages to drain away — la bañera tarda mucho en vaciarse
- the rain gradually drains away into the soil — la lluvia se va filtrando en la tierra
1.2(strength/resources) irse agotandoher will to live drained away — iba perdiendo las ganas de vivir
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.