In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1mamá feminineold Ma Smith — la vieja Smith
- My ma drank too much wine and smoked too much.
- One of my Ma's friends came up with a second broken chicken crate she'd found rotting in a field in Linden, on the other side of St. George Avenue.
- My ma called to ask if we're having a cake.
1to have an MA in History — tener una maestría / un Master en historia
- Master of Arts
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.