In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be light-fingered — tener (la) mano larga / las manos largas coloquial
- Action peaks during the visit of a circus - complete with elephants, tigers, and light-fingered pickpockets.
- Over the last three weeks, light-fingered thieves have been helping themselves to power tools, lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, gardening tools and mountain bikes from sheds in Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Clandon, Shackleford and Albury.
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.