In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(persevere with)to keep at it — seguir dándole informal
- you'll soon finish if you keep at it — si le sigues dando, acabarás pronto
- keep at her until she agrees to come — sigue insistiéndole hasta que acceda a venir
- you have to keep at them to get them to do anything — hay que estarles encima para que hagan algo
2(force to work)I kept them (hard) at it all day — no los dejé levantar cabeza en todo el día
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.