In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The king's eyes narrowed suspiciously as he waited for the faun to answer.
- The faun was great, totally natural looking and seamless.
- ‘He's fond of unicorns, centaurs, fauns, dragons of course, and humans,’ said Misty.
- It was in the shape of one of the fauns of long-forgotten legend.
- A stag and several hinds thundered by, followed by fauns, rabbits and skunks.
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.