In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1fantásticosuper bueno coloquialchévere Cono Sur América Latina coloquialmacanudo Cono Sur Perú coloquialhe's a smashing bloke — es un tipo chévere Cono Sur América Latina coloquial
- as exclamation smashing! — ¡macanudo!
- Thank you everyone, marvellous entertainment and smashing, friendly people, lots of them!
- But as the years go by, we realize what a smashing wonderful star she was.
- Letting famous film directors direct operas has resulted in both smashing successes and dismal failures.
- Reaction to his role in MIT was excellent, he says, with ‘some lovely reviews and smashing comments’.
- All indications suggest it will be a smashing success.
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.