In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1they fastened onto the idea straight away — enseguida entendieron la idea
- he had fastened on(to) poor Anna — se le había pegado a la pobre Anna
- the press fastened onto that one statement — la prensa se centró exclusivamente en esa afirmación
- once he fastens on(to) a plan, there's no changing his mind — cuando se le mete un plan en la cabeza, no hay quien lo haga cambiar de opinión
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.