In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in UK)día en que las tiendas cierran a mediodía
- You'd think the absence of early closing in the supermarket's opening times might have suggested to me that such a theory is not true, but somehow it never quite sinks in.
- For some time most of the big stores and a number of other shops have remained open on Wednesdays, the traditional early closing day.
- News cinemas, like early closing days, may still exist somewhere but I rather doubt it.
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.