In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1at the behest of sb, at sb's behest — a instancia(s) de algn formal
- To say what was done was done at the behest of officials is totally incorrect.
- Even if people switch their votes from party to party, election by election it does not follow that they do so at the behest of their daily paper.
- The early European navigators and explorers mostly undertook their voyages at the behest of kings in search of wealth.
- He was merely rebalancing his portfolio, at the behest of his financial adviser.
- The items were sold at the behest of his descendants and fetched much more than the auctioneers had bargained for.
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.