In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Farming añublo masculinefeminine peste
2(curse)plaga femininecáncer masculineher mother's death cast a blight on her childhood — la muerte de su madre ensombreció su infancia
1(crop/plant) arruinar(crop/plant) infestar(region) asolar
2(life/health/career) arruinar(hopes) malograr(hopes) echar por tierra
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.