In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The smothering saleslady held the dress up to me.
- My Aunt Dot was donating two days a week as a saleslady at the United Nations Gift Shop, which was a charity enterprise that sold globes and flags and little sculptures that you'd never want in your house.
- The saleslady smiled and prompted, ‘Would you like to pay for those now, so I can remove the tags?’
- He ask the kindly saleslady to select some ten books that has romance as a subject, the lady gladly helped him and picked up some of the thickest books he had ever bought.
- The oh-so-helpful saleslady measured my feet.
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.
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