In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1he complains at the merest little thing — ante la menor cosa se queja
- the merest beginner wouldn't make such a mistake — ni un simple principiante cometería un error así
- the merest noise makes her jump — el menor ruido / el más leve ruido la hace saltar
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.