In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fail)(engine/car) averiarse(car/engine) descomponerse Latin America
2(person) (sleep) dormir como un tronco informal(person) (die) estirar la pata informalafter lunch I just conked out for two hours — después de comer dormí dos horas como un tronco informal
- she conked out at the age of 93 — estiró la pata a los 93 años
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.