In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Experts place the blame partly in Chinese cultural tradition that links a man's status to the number of wives and concubines he has.
- Abraham ended up with a wife and a concubine, Jacob with two wives and two concubines.
- Do they mean to train girls to becoming rich people's wives or concubines?
- He loved many women and had a multitude of wives and concubines.
- Round about were the remains of two 20-year-old women (wives or concubines?), two 40-year-old men, and a dog.
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.