In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Once again this entailed another overnight train journey enjoying the couchettes.
- At Belgrade I was left looking after the luggage while my husband went off to organize a couchette or wagon-lit for the rest of the journey.
- To avoid hotel bills, we took overnight trains and booked couchettes.
- We had couchettes (lie down chairs) on this train, but I slept poorly because of all the stops we were making.
- It has yet to install couchette carriages and, after several failed attempts to fall asleep in their seats, most people head for the on-train bar and drink the night away.
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.