In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(mend)(roof/furniture) (provisionalmente) hacerle un arreglo a(clothes) remendar(clothes) parchar Latin America(hole) ponerle un parche a
2(resolve, settle)it will be difficult to patch things up now — ahora va a ser difícil arreglar las cosas
- I tried to help patch things up betweem them — quise ayudar para que hicieran las paces
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.