In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Our friend has fallen foul of the phenomenon known as faux amis, or false friends, foreign words that seem to mean one thing but actually mean another.
- Inconsecuente is an example of a "false friend," a Spanish word that can trip you up if you think it means the same as a similar word in English.
- The following list of false friends will be helpful to Spanish speakers as the Spanish equivalent to the given English word means something different.
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.