In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the matter was settled to everybody's satisfaction — el asunto quedó solucionado a plena satisfacción de todos
- the job has not been done to my satisfaction — no estoy satisfecho con el trabajo
- was everything to your satisfaction, sir? — ¿estaba todo a gusto del señor?
- to prove/show to sb's satisfaction that … — probar/mostrar a plena / entera satisfacción de algn que …
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.