In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(remark) jocosohe has a very jokey attitude — se lo toma todo a / en broma
- Ryan's whole body tensed up and his jokey, light-hearted aura dissipated in a second.
- He was often very jokey and I was always pleased to see him.
- ‘The police officer was quite jokey at the end of the conversation, but said I'd have to remove the advert,’ he added.
- Working for opposing stations the two men relished the jokey adversarial relationship they shared - one which continues until today.
- She said they became engaged in a jokey text conversation.
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.