In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(approach)it's getting on for six o'clock — van a ser las seis
- he must be getting on for 40 — debe (de) andar rondando los 40
- it must be getting on for two years since ... — debe (de) hacer casi dos años desde que ...
- getting on for 1,000 homes were destroyed — cerca de 1.000 viviendas / casi 1.000 viviendas fueron destruidas
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.