In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1haraganearholgazanearflojear informalperecear Colombia informalthe cat was lazing in the sun — el gato estaba tumbado al sol
- I spent Sunday lazing around the house — me pasé el domingo en casa haraganeando (or holgazaneando etc.)
- Can you imagine coming home from a holiday and saying to your friends, ‘I had the most wonderful time. I did nothing but laze.’
- Now I don't feel at all guilty if I simply do my job and laze around for the rest.
- And in India, Bengal tigers laze in forest branches.
- Actually, all we've done is laze around on the beach.
- In Queensland you can go fishing or just laze on the beach…
- Feeling like she should get up and do something, other then laze around all day, she arose and wandered about the guildhall's many corridors quietly.
- This site is best appreciated if you have at least a few hours to meander around, laze about and take in the views.
- We don't actually start classes until tomorrow so we can pretty much laze around the whole day.
- It was one of those days where you felt like doing nothing at all except laze.
- Although so large, and so formidably equipped, the swordfish often lazes on the surface of the water and can be harpooned.
- Diversions include everything from roping and riding to minicourses in Native American crafts, but some visitors do little except laze in a hammock, soak in a hot tub, or take a slow boat ride on nearby Blue Lake.
- Instead she disappears into the background and lazes through all of the contests.
- Head up the east coast to Fisherman's Cove near Chennai and take in the shopping in the city, laze around the beach, and visit heritage spots close by such as Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram.
- The beach, by contrast, is intended as a comfortable spot to perch up and laze away with a potboiler.
- After a busy day of successful meetings, I go home and laze around in my luxurious penthouse.
- And all the while, my cat just lazes around the house all day.
- I had nothing to do for the next two weeks but laze about the flat and work on the paper that was due after holiday.
- It is what the guy around you does: he trains like a donkey, lazes around, and then gives away a penalty.
- Anyone want some food or would you rather just laze in front of the TV all day?
- One had to sit and pour water from one of the many taps along the sides, using the soap and mugs kept there for the purpose, and then get into the pool and laze in it for a long time.
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.