In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1prueba de acidez feminineprueba de tornasol femininethe elections will be a litmus test of their popularity — las elecciones serán la prueba decisiva de su popularidad / una prueba de fuego para ellos
- He defined the modern idea of an ‘element’, as well as introducing the litmus test to tell acids from bases, and introduced many other standard chemical tests.
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.