In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A speciality of Ma Li is the so-called woodblock reduction technique that he and other artists developed in Yunnan.
- Cleaning and tidying was not her speciality.
- ‘Ice wine’ is a speciality of these parts.
- Such thinkers rarely wish to venture outside their speciality, and rarely wish to comment on large-scale issues.
- Desultory talk is a speciality of mine
- He has won medals in both the 100m and 200m, but his speciality is the 200m.
- Keeping people at arm's length was my speciality.
- New workers were and still are assigned randomly to different specialities.
- Its speciality is coffee mugs with the stamp ‘Bone Tibet’.
- The management of pain is the speciality of Dr Andrew Lawson.
- One speciality of Nurnberg craftsmen was metalworking.
- The third speciality of the artist were landscapes prints.
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.