In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1probarsemedirse Colombia Méxicocan I try it on? — ¿me lo puedo medir? Colombia México
- to try it on (with sb)
- they had a new teacher and they were really trying it on — tenían una maestra nueva y estaban viendo hasta dónde podían llegar con ella
- don't try it on with me! — ¡cuidadito con pasarte al patio conmigo!
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.