In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(twist)(pages/leaf) ondularse(leaf/pages) rizarsethe cat curled up in front of the fire — el gato se hizo un ovillo frente a la chimenea
- to curl up in a chair with a good book — acurrucarse / repatingarse en un sillón con un buen libro
- I was so embarrassed, I just wanted to curl up and die — me dio tanta vergüenza que hubiera querido que la tierra me tragara
2(rise)(steam/smoke) subir en espirales(steam/smoke) formar volutas(steam/smoke) hacer volutas
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.