In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(innocent, naive)he looked at her wide-eyed — la miró con cara de inocente
- a couple of wide-eyed peasants — un par de campesinos ingenuos
- I've been trying to come up with a term to describe that particular wide-eyed look of false innocence that co-workers flash at you when you approach their desks.
- A wide-eyed innocent, Matthew is initially the lamb to the slaughter as he falls under the spell of the beguiling Isabelle.
- Eddie is an innocent, naïve and wide-eyed security guard inadvertently caught up in Gary and Frank's plans.
- A wide-eyed innocent, he longs to captain his own vessel and wed his true love, Mercedes.
- Her wide-eyed innocence and a remarkable number of overcoats help her through her poorly written role.
2(surprised, shocked)he stared at her in wide-eyed amazement — se quedó mirándola boquiabierto / con ojos como platos
- The girl rejected for her admittedly rather lackluster braiding skills opened her mouth in wide-eyed surprise.
- Ericka looked back to me in wide-eyed surprise.
- Kutcher is wide-eyed, mouth hanging open, for the entire film.
- Hannah assumed her position in front of the choir, and looked over at Mr. Wyden with wide-eyed fear.
- Myst stared in wide-eyed wonder at the open blue sky and the wind cutting through the tall grasses.
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.