In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(jacket/hat) (rápidamente) quitarse
2(rid oneself of)(habit) quitarse(illness) quitarse(pursuer) despistar(pursuer) zafarse de(doubts/burden/anxiety) librarse de(doubts/burden/anxiety) deshacerse de
4(perform)we threw off a few songs — les cantamos unas canciones
- something I threw off in a quarter of an hour — algo que compuse (or escribí / pinté etc.) en un cuarto de hora
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.