In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fasten)(button/necklace/coat) abrochar(zipper) subirdo up your tie — hazle el nudo de la corbata
- do your shoes up — amárrate (los cordones de) los zapatos
- she wears her hair done up — lleva el pelo recogido
2(wrap up)(parcel) envolver
3informal(dress up)she was all done up — estaba muy elegante
pintando, empapelando etc
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.