In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(nonsense)sandeces informalpendejadas Latin America Southern Cone vulgar slanggilipolleces Spain slanghuevadas Venezuela Andes vulgar slangboludeces Colombia River Plate vulgar slangmamadas Mexico vulgar slangshe says he's rich — bullshit! — dice que es rico — ¡qué coño va a ser rico ese! vulgar slang
1(talk nonsense)decir sandeces
2(boast, brag)tirarse un farol informalmandarse la(s) parte(s) Southern Cone informal
1don't bullshit me! — ¡no me vengas con sandeces!
- he tried to bullshit me with some excuse — trató de engañarme con no sé qué excusas
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.