In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in UK)diputado masculinodiputada femeninomasculino representanteprivate member's bill — proyecto de ley presentado por un representante a título personal, sin el respaldo de ningún partido
- Not until 1912 did a private member of Parliament introduce a bill that would allow women to become solicitors.
- Last November she tabled her own private member's legislation aimed at tackling this problem.
- Work is underway to prepare for the moving of a private member's motion in Parliament that is intended to activate law reform in this context.
- A private member is any MP other than the Speaker, a minister or a parliamentary secretary.
- The Legislative Council last night defeated a private member's motion to reject the report on political reform.
- I said Mr Kavanagh would be a private member of the public with no connection to the council.
- Several attempts were made during the 1970s and 1980s to achieve this, both by government and by private members, but all failed, for a variety of reasons.
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.