In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1tontamente(of a man) como un tonto(of a woman) como una tontafoolishly, I believed him — como un tonto, le creí
- When we got back to the car, whose top I had foolishly left open, the seats were hot as griddles.
- They were idiotically, youthfully and foolishly in love and enjoying every minute of it.
- I'm actually quite looking forward to being the sober one that can remind them all tomorrow how foolishly they were acting!
- Was she just stupid, or foolishly did she think she could change him?
- I made the mistake of eating too many starters, foolishly thinking I'd still have plenty of room for the main dishes.
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.