In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to scrimp on sth — escatimar en algo
- to scrimp and save — cuidar mucho el dinero
- I was fortunate; my parents scrimped hard to put me through Catholic high school.
- Can you scrimp and save enough to cover that cost?
- Gina quits her job and scrimps together enough money to open her own salon.
- Maguire, silver-haired but with a youthful face, looks surprisingly well put together for a man who scrimps on his clothing budget.
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.