In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(be member of)(jury/committee) formar parte de(committee/jury) ser miembro de
2.1informal (withhold)(information/document) mantener oculto
2.2informal (fail to deal with)(application/claim) no dar trámite a(claim/application) retenerthe banks like to sit on foreign currency — los bancos suelen retener las divisas el mayor tiempo posible
- they've been sitting on my letter for weeks — hace semanas que recibieron mi carta y no han hecho nada al respecto
3.2informal(employee/person) (crush) bajarle los humos a coloquial(person/employee) (crush) poner en su lugar(employee/person) (crush) poner en su sitio(employee/person) (silence) hacer callar
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.