In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(allow to enter) dejar entrar(open the door for) abrirle la puerta a(open the door for) hacer pasardon't let the cat in! — ¡no dejes entrar al gato!
- the doctor himself let us in — el mismo doctor nos abrió la puerta / nos hizo pasar
- here's the key, let yourself in — aquí tienes la llave, abre y entra
1.2(allow to penetrate)(air/light) dejar entrar(damp) dejar pasarsee also let
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.