In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1cerdo hormiguero masculine
- David's light caught the long-eared hump-backed shape of an aardvark, lumbering ahead of us at a steady trot.
- I'm off now to look up Dallas Zoo on the internet, and find out if they have aardvarks.
- If the soil is too hard, aardvarks will move to areas where the digging is easier.
- Aardvarks can travel as far as 16 km a night, visiting termite mounds.
- All the animals had gathered there - giraffes, hippos, antelope, buffalo, warthogs, zebras, aardvarks, hyenas, mongooses, storks and weaver birds.
- Also, the aardvark is reported to eat wild cucumbers in addition to ants and termites.
- Local school children have been involved in making masks for the 50 animals, from aardvarks to zebras.
- Like a little aardvark discovering a termite mound, her tiny nose twitched ecstatically.
- An aardvark's tear membrane protects its eyes against termite bites.
- They also sometimes roost in the burrows of other mammals such as hedgehogs, porcupines, and aardvarks.
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.