In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I could see some particularly attractive flowers up ahead, and as we drew closer, I realized that they were jonquils, my favorite flower.
- Yellow is the most cheerful of all colours, which is why it is so lovely to have daffodils and jonquils in the garden.
- However, late summer and early fall is the time we need to be planting and nurturing our jonquils to make sure they are bright and healthy later.
- Other flowers featured in the magazine included daisies and daffodils, jonquils and jasmines, roses and ranunculus, and hundreds of others.
- In actual fact, all daffodils and jonquils are narcissi - but only some narcissi are daffodils and only a few are jonquils.
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.