In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In general, the enormous variety of plants, animals, and biotopes, which had existed around 1800-as the product of human intervention-decreased considerably, this time because of a new forms of human intervention.
- Most hominid fossils earlier than about 2 million years ago are found in association with hippo fossils, implying that they lived in the same biotopes and that hippos later became a source of food for our distant ancestors.
- Of the positive environmental impacts, the most noticeable are the rich cultural biotopes, such as meadows and pastures, created by slash-and-burn cultivation.
- Naked lobose amoebae are among the most abundant group of protists present in all aquatic and terrestrial biotopes.
- Says Abhik Mazumdar, the man behind this creation: ‘Only a few people are aware that a fish from lake Malawi belongs to a radically different biotope from a fish which originates from the Amazon river.’
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.