In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(encounter, experience)(hostility/opposition) ser recibido conto meet with failure — fracasar
- to meet with success — tener éxito
- the proposal met with general approval — la propuesta recibió la aprobación general
- she met with an unfortunate accident — le ocurrió un lamentable accidente
2EEUU(meet)(friend) encontrarse con(delegate/salesman) reunirse con
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.