In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
adjective & adverb
- Now, the pianist will either feel daunted or liberated by the fact that Prélude no.4 bears no time signature: we are simply told largo, espressivo.
- The second movement, largo, is begun by the piano in a delicate shift away from the minor theme: the transition was handled adeptly by Goode, who set a perfect tempo for the burst of strings which enters upon his last bar.
- Handel's Xerxes begins with a famous largo, ‘Shade as it never was’ (Ombra mai fu), sung by the self-same King of Kings to his beloved: a plane tree.
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.