In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(people)los descendientes de los inmigrantes alemanes que se establecieron en Pensilvania en el siglo XVIII
2(dialect)el dialecto de los Pennsylvania Dutch
- The Amish speak English, German, and a dialect known as Pennsylvania German or Pennsylvania Dutch.
- By ‘smear-case’ he meant Smierkase, a Pennsylvania Dutch term.
- I quickly made a virus called Heevahava, the name being a Pennsylvania Dutch pejorative for a simpleton, colloquially - a farmhand given the job of harvesting sperm from a bull.
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.