In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(public, parliamentary)debate masculinethe nuclear debate — la cuestión de la energía nuclear
2(discussion)debate masculinediscusión femininethe topic under debate was immigration — el tema del debate / que se debatió fue la inmigración
1(motion/topic/question) debatir(motion/question/topic) discutir
2(weigh up, consider)(idea/possibility) darle vueltas a(idea/possibility) considerarI debated in my mind whether to accept or not — estuve deliberando si aceptar o no
- they're still debating who to send — todavía están tratando de decidir a quién van a enviar
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.