In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(not roughly or violently)(set down/handle) con cuidado(set down/handle) cuidadosamente(nudge/tap) ligeramente(tap/nudge) suavemente(hint) con tacto(hint) con discrecióngently (does it)! — ¡(ten) cuidado!
- cook gently for 25 mins — deje que se haga a fuego lento durante 25 minutos
- deal gently with him — sé comprensivo con él
2(tenderly) dulcemente(tenderly) con dulzura(tactfully, kindly) con delicadeza
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.