In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- As is well known, nouns in German are assigned to one of three genders, masculine, feminine, and neuter.
- This North Queensland language has four genders: masculine, feminine, edible and neuter.
- Modern English has also lost its system of classifying nouns into three grammatical genders, as still occurs in German.
- There are three noun cases and two genders and the idiosyncrasies are intimidating.
- Most languages have a gender for nouns; in French, a pencil is male, and a pen is female.
- Nouns are marked for gender, number, and case as well as for definite and indefinite forms.
- It is a rule of Italian that the definite article has to ‘agree’ with the noun in gender.
2(sex)sexo masculine(role/stereotype) sexual(crisis) de identidad sexualgender gap / divide — brecha de género / entre los géneros feminine
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.