In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1in a trice — en un santiamén coloquial
- Why I know at least half-a-dozen who'd file complaints in a trice.
- The driver got out in a trice, and others jumped over to help the girl up.
- Of course, the first silly fly to come anywhere close was now snapped up in a trice.
- The moment the ever-ready police personnel on duty got the order, they were on the door of my quarter in a trice.
- The raspberries have had a good flavour but turn to jam in a trice.
- It runs extremely quickly and can appear to vanish in a trice.
- If only she'd said ‘All right - I'll go to Mass ‘, she'd have been out in a trice.’
- England know the French can turn a game in a trice even when facing a seemingly desperate deficit.
- As before, the facilitator grasped my objection in a trice, and even though I sense that she's inclined to side with the material, she gets it.
- It was a fast, efficient kill and any suffering would have been over in a trice.
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.