In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.2(withdraw)retirar de circulación
1.3Finance(loan/debt) exigir el pago inmediato de(library books) solicitar la devolución dehe had to call in all his political IOUs — tuvo que recurrir a todos los que le debían favores políticos
2.1(visit)to call in (on sb)
- shall we call in on the Rowsons? — ¿por qué no pasamos a ver / a visitar a los Rowson?
- Ingrid called in while you were out — Ingrid pasó / vino cuando no estabas
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.