In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(delay)(progress) retrasar(progress) atrasar(clock) atrasarthis has set the project back several months — esto ha retrasado el proyecto varios meses
1.2(place at a distance)the house is set well back from the road — la casa está bastante apartada / retirada de la carretera
2coloquial(cost)the trip set her back £100 — el viaje le costó / le salió (por) 100 libras
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.