In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sock) largothe weeds are knee-high — la maleza llega hasta las rodillas
- Melissa wore a grey sleeveless top with a leather collar, knee-high brown boots and a black pleated skirt.
- She was dressed in a leather jacket, a mini skirt, and knee-high boots.
- She wore a very short, black leather skirt and a pair of knee-high black leather boots.
- She was wearing a short black skirt, knee-high black boots, and a pink halter top.
- Her favourite part of the uniform though had to be her black, knee-high lace-up boots.
- Pismo clams are found in knee-high water at low tide, burrowed about 6 inches below the sand.
- His trousers were already wet to the thigh and he was wearing knee-high rubber boots.
- As Millar trudged through the knee-high snow, he watched comrades - exhausted and disoriented - tumble into drifts.
- Within 45 minutes some of the campers were wading through water that was knee-high as they struggled to leave the site, adjacent to the Greta and Derwent rivers.
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.