In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(hay) segarto mow the lawn — cortar el césped
- The illustrations in such medieval prayer books represented the work of the season: here a peasant mows a meadow.
- We know of several people who mow lawns with a scythe.
- In the mosque courtyard, workers mowed grass, raked out brush and freshened up old flower beds with new green plants.
- The scythe has been used since Roman times to mow hay.
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.