In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
2formal(approaches)intento de acercamiento masculinetentativa de acercamiento femininefeminine insinuaciónshe rejected his overtures — rechazó sus insinuaciones
- to make overtures to sb
- he made overtures to several European leaders — intentó acercamientos con varios líderes europeos
- they did not respond to overtures from the union — no respondieron a las tentativas conciliatorias del sindicato
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.