In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1doggone it, the car won't start — mecachis / me cacho en diez, el coche no quiere arrancar euphemistic informal
1dichoso informalcondenado informalmaldito informal
1you know doggone well that we can't go — sabes requetebién que no podemos ir informal
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.