In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1trapero masculine Latin Americabayeta feminine Spainjerga feminine Mexicotrapo de piso masculine River Plate
- Mount St Joseph School is appealing for old floorcloths - the older and blacker the better - for the children to use to mop the floor in the performances between March 23 and 26.
- Well, yes, but it's really no different to the vast reams of newsprint given over to the young prince and his efforts with a floorcloth.
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.