In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1we got there in time, but it was a narrow squeak — llegamos a tiempo, pero por un pelo / por los pelos informal
- she's never actually had an accident, but she's had several narrow squeaks — nunca ha llegado a tener un accidente pero se ha salvado por un pelo / por los pelos varias veces
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.