In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to play musical chairs — jugar a las sillitas / al stop
- the cabinet changes were only a round of musical chairs — la remodelación del gabinete no fue más que un mero intercambio de carteras
- There were plenty of party games such as musical chairs and step-on-the-balloons.
- On the other hand, another long-time children's party game of musical chairs has been accused of breeding violence and of rewarding only the ‘strongest and fastest’.
- Two favorite activities were games of musical chairs - which these youth had never played before and enjoyed hugely - and learning to swim.
- I hate musical chairs and dodge ball and any game that may single out one little kid for losing.
- These types of games were firmly in the province of small kids who ate jelly and played ‘pass-the-parcel’ and musical chairs at birthday parties.
- One study even pooh-poohed the games of duck-duck-goose and musical chairs, suggesting they inflict emotional damage.
- It's a child's game - musical chairs - but this time, it's teaching a lesson in leadership.
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.