In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(forward)the restaurant is a bit further along on the right — el restaurante está un poco más adelante, a mano derecha
- I was walking along, minding my own business, when … — iba caminando tranquilamente, cuando …
- I was carried along by the crowd — la multitud me arrastró (hacia adelante)
- I walked through the park, and along a small dirt path, through some trees.
- Further on, ignore some steps to the left and continue along the top of the gorge.
- A folder was thrown onto the table; it slid along the smooth surface to land in front of her.
- It bounced along the rocky surface, sending dust flying and making it even harder to see.
- We were strolling along the coastal path and sat down on the grass for a rest and to enjoy the panoramic view across the bay.
- He shot through the gap and continued along the narrow lane that would eventually reach a main road.
- The lady returned to her side, her dress rustling softly as it slid along the smooth surface.
- Dusk was gently closing in and the mist rolling up from the Ribble estuary as we parked the car and set off along the tow path.
- He swept his finger along the surface of the mantle and turned to her, grinning.
- He ran his hand along the surface and felt it curve upward, then downward again.
- The bell rang for wake up call as she hurried along the passage to the showers.
- He was made to walk along a winding passage then up steps and suddenly he felt a chilling breeze.
- A pensioner had her handbag snatched as she walked along Shrivenham Road on Sunday.
- Because this road is used by so many commercial vehicles, many trucks pass along the road each day.
- Jeeps sped along in both directions on the dirt track.
- Instead we found ourselves trundling everywhere in a clapped-out truck along roads with challenging surfaces.
- The oxen continued to plod along the dusty prairie.
- The boy shook his head and continued along the narrow corridor that he had led them to.
- We wandered along in the other direction until we came to the Imperial golf course which we decided to cut across so we could see the canal.
- But running, especially pounding along on a hard surface like a road or path, can put a lot of strain on joints.
2(with one)why don't you come along? — ¿por qué no me/nos acompañas?
- she brought her brother along — trajo a su hermano
- take an umbrella along — llévate un paraguas
- So if you plan to take your pet along for the trip this summer, heres what you should keep in mind before heading out.
- At school and after Eric was a great sprinter and he brought along his old vest from his days with the Town Athletic Club.
- Naturally she went along to see who it was, and it turned out to be a cousin of mine.
1we walked along the shore — caminamos por la playa
- there were beacons all along the coastline — había balizas a lo largo de toda la costa
- cut along the dotted line — corte por la línea de puntos
- she ran her finger along the surface — pasó el dedo por la superficie
- the church is a bit further along the road — la iglesia queda un poco más adelante
- we stopped at several places along the way — paramos en varios lugares en / por el camino
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.