In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(devote)dedicarthe rest of the afternoon was given over to … — el resto de la tarde se dedicó a …
- this part of the house is given over to … — esta parte de la casa está destinada a …
1.2literary (surrender)to give oneself over to sth — entregarse a algo
2British dialect(desist, refrain)oh, give over! — (stop misbehaving) ¡ya está bien!
- give over moaning! — ¡deja ya de quejarte!
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.