In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of wood, gold)enchapado masculinochapa femeninoa marble veneer — un revestimiento imitación mármol
2(outer appearance)capa femeninobarniz masculinoveneer of sth — barniz de algo
- a veneer of sophistication — un barniz de sofisticación
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.