In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1bola de naftalina feminineto put a plan/project in mothballs — aparcar / archivar un plan/proyecto
- the battleship was put in mothballs after the war — después de la guerra, mandaron el buque a la reserva
1(ship) mandar a la reserva(program/project) aparcar(project/program) archivar(supplies) dejar en depósitothe steelworks will be mothballed until a buyer is found — van a cerrar la acería hasta que surja un comprador
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.