In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(stingy person)roñoso masculino coloquialroñosa femenino coloquialagarrado masculino coloquialagarrada femenino coloquialamarrete masculino América del Sur coloquialamarreta femenino América del Sur coloquial
2(timid gambler)gallina femenino coloquialagachón masculino México coloquialagachona femenino México coloquial
- He had a temperament too generous for his occupation as our county's leading piker (my mother insisted to her clients he was a speculator, not a gambler).
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.