In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1león masculinea literary lion — una gran figura literaria
- the lion's share — la mejor parte
- I came in for the lion's share of the blame — yo tuve que cargar con la mayor parte de la culpa
- to beard the lion in his den — agarrar al toro por las astas
- before noun lion cub — cachorro de león
- lion hunt — caza del león
- For instance, by choosing to hunt at a different place or time, coyotes avoid wolves, cheetahs avoid lions, and leopards avoid tigers.
- Male lions develop thick woolly manes on the neck and shoulders, signifying maturity.
- The river has chiselled the mountain face, making it resemble a lion's paw.
- In field experiments female lions tend to choose male partners with the darkest manes.
- There are springbok, wildebeest, red hartebeest, lion, leopard, cheetah and giraffe among others.
- Living with elephants and giraffes, and seeing lions hunt and kill, was fantastic.
- Apparently they don't even have the delightful touch farm and lion enclosure anymore.
- However, they sometimes reached the pinnacle of honor by killing lions on their own.
- Wild African lions roam free within ten minutes drive of the center of Nairobi, Kenya.
- Male African lions perform this maneuver when they consort with a receptive female, herding her in the desired direction.
- Male lions use their manes to attract females, to scare competitors, to make them look bigger and to protect their head and neck during fights.
- A stone lion's head, which seems to float above a potted plant, drips water into the pool.
- At Babylon there is a famous basalt statue of a man being mauled by a lion.
- The crowd roars like a lion in a cage.
- Female Asiatic lions live an average of 17 to 18 years, with a maximum of 21 years.
- She noticed an intricately carved, roaring lion's head was at the end of the banister.
- Three year-old male lions grow manes that vary in color from black to blond.
- The zoo had received its three Asiatic lions just two years ago as part of a European endangered species programme.
- South Africa contributes about 30 percent of lions hunted in sub-Saharan Africa.
- A troupe of lion cubs nuzzle her hand and chew playfully on her shoelaces.
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.