In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
2.1Finanzas(loan/debt) cancelarto write sth off to bad debts — pasar algo a cuentas incobrables
2.3(consider beyond repair)(insurer) declarar siniestro total
2.4British (damage beyond repair)destrozarhacer polvo coloquial
2.5(consider a failure, disregard)(project/career/marriage) dar por perdidothe project was written off as a failure — se estimó que el proyecto había sido un fracaso
- after this scandal, he can be written off as a serious challenger — con este escándalo, puede decirse que queda descartado como contendiente
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?
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