In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(zero)cero masculinoI got nought out of ten for spelling — saqué un cero en ortografía
- The bill from the hotel came to 1644 Turkish lira followed by six noughts.
- I once had to pay a tax bill with a serious number of noughts on it.
- The more precise figure is a big number with a lot of noughts: £5,842, 700,000,000!
- Inevitably most of the best bits get picked up by the handful of adjacent shopkeepers who can add three noughts to the local price - and get it.
- It's worth spelling that out in noughts - $7,000,000, 000,000-to get the true picture.
- It is the number one followed by 12 noughts; a trillion pounds is roughly equivalent to the combined gross domestic product of the world's 155 least wealthy nations.
- When the money came through, I went to the cash machine, pressed that little button and saw all the noughts come up at the end.
- If there's something that sets my tolerance barometer to nought it's people suggesting presents for people they don't know.
- From July 1 every 10,000 of the old lei will be exchanged for one new leu, knocking four noughts off the currency.
- ‘Er, no, an eight-figure sum,’ said Gerald Krasner, trying to keep a grip on all the noughts.
- Just to see a ‘one’ with those six noughts next to it is hard to believe.
- It is far from the first time a country has dispensed with excess noughts - some 50 countries have done so since Germany in 1923.
- Multiply population by wealth and compare the two countries - you will have to get rid of some of the noughts or your calculator will overload.
- I thought it was €30,000 I had won but there was a couple of more noughts!
- Smailes added: ‘It will add two or three noughts to the value of a painting.’
- In pre-euro days, Italians had little confidence in the lira - and no wonder, with all those absurd noughts that required a focusing of the eyes on the dinner bill.
- Sadly, when some ends of the sporting market do business with seven noughts permanently attached, it is hard to admit failure.
- It's dangerous to make moral judgments on the Leeds players just because they have more noughts than us on the end of their salaries.
- The numbers are moving lightning fast, but are very simple: made up of noughts and ones.
- My father worked there for 40 years, I've been a customer for almost another 40, and I still owe it a large number with several noughts on the end.
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.