In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(find) encontrar(se)(person) (meet) encontrarse conI'd never come across the word before — era la primera vez que oía/leía la palabra
2.1(communicate, be communicated)(meaning) ser comprendido(feelings) transmitirsehe came across very well in the interview — hizo muy buena impresión en la entrevista
- to come across as sth
- she came across as a very warm person — dio la impresión de ser una persona muy cálida
- we do not wish to come across as uncaring — no queremos dar la impresión de que nos es indiferente
2.2US informal (cooperate)to come across (with sth)
- he didn't come across with the information — no nos pasó la información
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.