In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(ready in advance)(statement/speech) preparadoI wasn't prepared for the news — no estaba preparada para la noticia
- I wasn't prepared for this — no contaba con esto
- (scout motto) be prepared — siempre listos
- be prepared to leave at any moment — estáte preparado para salir en cualquier momento
2(willing)to be prepared to + inf — estar dispuesto a + inf
- I'm not prepared to put up with it — no estoy dispuesta a tolerarlo
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.