In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(violin/billiard table) de mitad de tamaño(copy) reducido a la mitad
1(intermediate shoe size)medio número masculinomedio punto masculino Río de la Plata
2EEUU(of woman's dress)talla especial femenino(para mujeres gruesas) talle especial masculino Río de la Plata
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.