In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1dobladillo masculinebasta feminine Chileto take up/let down the hem — subir / meter/bajar / sacar el dobladillo
- hems are going up/coming down this year — este año se llevarán las faldas más cortas/largas
1(sheet/curtain/dress) hacerle el dobladillo a(dress/sheet/curtain) hacerle la basta a Chile
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.