In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(not smooth)(speech) entrecortadohe walked with short, jerky strides — caminaba dando saltitos
- it was a jerky ride — fuimos (/ fueron etc. ) dando botes por el camino
2USinformal(contemptible)estúpidomemo informalpendejo Latin America Southern Cone informalgilipollas Spain informalhuevón Venezuela Andes informal
1cecina femininetasajo masculinecharqui masculine South America
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.