In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1you can't tear him away from his computer — no hay manera de arrancarlo / sacarlo de delante de la computadora
- it was so interesting, I couldn't tear myself away — era tan interesante que me quedé ahí pegado mirando (or escuchando etc.)
- can you tear yourself away from the TV for one minute? — ¿puedes hacer un gran esfuerzo y dejar de mirar televisión un momento?
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.