In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In the east, which is lower and flatter, river gravels and alluvium from the North Sea have produced dark, rich soils.
- The measured soil parameters at the sites were within the normal range for bottomland hardwood soils of Mississippi River alluvium.
- Some of these low-lying areas, with waterlogged deposits blanketed by alluvium, have provided good evidence for Roman farming.
- Many vineyards are located on valley bottoms underlain by alluvium which can provide deep, free-draining soils of variable grain size.
- The upper region of the Camargue, blessed with rich alluvium soil, has been cultivated since the Middle Ages.
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.