In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Emulsions are typically made up of a hydrophilic, aqueous portion and a hydrophobic, oil portion.
- The polyurethane foam does not hold moisture and is hydrophobic (water repelling).
- The negative values refer to inverse relationships between hydrophobic and hydrophilic residues.
- With this kind of dual nature, the hydrophilic part will face the water and the hydrophobic part will exclude water.
- This part of the molecule is called hydrophobic, meaning water-hating.
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.