In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Most girls around town were married by sixteen, just as soon as they finished their schooling, or earlier if they or their pas thought it necessary.
- We were almost finished laying the irrigation for the "garden," as my Pa called it - it was actually 2 acres.
- Pa was 45 when I was born so I didn't really realize it but he was more like a grandfather than a dad to me.
1a salary of $40,000 pa — un sueldo de 40.000 dólares anuales
1PA systemsistema de megafonía masculinemegafonía femininealtavoces masculinealtoparlantes masculine Latin America
2secretario personal masculinesecretaria personal feminine
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.