In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(impractical)(idea/plan/suggestion) extravagante(idea/plan/suggestion) descabellado
- Okay, so admittedly that may be a fanciful and unrealistic goal.
- He'd always said such things like that, always so fanciful and imaginative with an underlying tone of seriousness.
- He is less imaginative or fanciful than Tom, but more practical.
- The idea of a team made up of footballers who could play anywhere, moving around the pitch as the game and their colleagues demanded, now seems quaint and fanciful.
- Is it really so fanciful to expect coffee shops and bars to provide internet access on the house?
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.