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
- when he was just knee-high to a grasshopper — cuando era apenas un renacuajo
- Pismo clams are found in knee-high water at low tide, burrowed about 6 inches below the sand.
- 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.
- His trousers were already wet to the thigh and he was wearing knee-high rubber boots.
- She was dressed in a leather jacket, a mini skirt, and knee-high boots.
- Melissa wore a grey sleeveless top with a leather collar, knee-high brown boots and a black pleated skirt.
- As Millar trudged through the knee-high snow, he watched comrades - exhausted and disoriented - tumble into drifts.
- 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.
- She wore a very short, black leather skirt and a pair of knee-high black leather boots.
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.
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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.