In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1we'd as soon you didn't tell our father — preferiríamos que no se lo dijeses a papá
- I'd as soon quit as work under a boss like that — antes que trabajar con un jefe así, me voy
- I'd just as soon stay at home (as go out) — no me importaría quedarme en casa
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.