In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(perhaps) tal vez(by chance) por ventura literaryyou don't perchance have five pounds, do you? — ¿no tendrás por un casual cinco libras? informal
- Or maybe, perchance, every human born unto this world is in possession of a soul.
- Through the years the myth has arisen that New Yorkers are the most sophisticated of sports fans, ready to cheer what they consider a great performance even if, perchance, it is recorded by someone who plays for a team in another city.
- Could it perchance be that we aren't producing the right stuff, because we don't have enough of a rugby culture, because an embarrassingly small number of new recruits has been attracted by successive ‘strategies’ laid out by the blazers?
- Anyway, I wish you a great life Scarlet and perchance we shall meet again.
- I must put away this lovely diary posthaste, lest someone perchance read it and learn of my secret identity!
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.