In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There is no reason why hostas can't be grown in containers just as successfully as an exotic hibiscus.
- My hibiscus looks healthy, but the buds drop before they open.
- The hedge of bougainvillea and hibiscus that I'd planted for my mother was now so high and thick that I could not see the house behind it.
- Between the ruins grew cypresses and oleanders, hibiscus, myrtle and wild roses.
- Calla lilies, iris, geraniums and hibiscus bloomed here as well as a variety of other plants.
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.