In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The fence will look truly stark and bare when it's gone, so I shall plant three or four vigorous climbing jasmines along it, water, and retire to a safe distance.
- She caught a whiff of perfumed fragrance as she passed a row of purple lilacs, and white jasmines.
- Climbing roses, jasmine and honeysuckle were trained up the walls and rosemary and lavender borders lined the flower beds.
- Living and dining spaces are clustered to the east of the patio, overlooking and opening out on to a large garden, lushly planted with jasmine, fig trees and jacaranda.
- I like the wildness of the two plants that look charming together, with the small white fragrant flowers of the jasmine contrasting beautifully with the reddish purple ones of the clematis.
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.