In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(stingy person)roñoso masculine informalroñosa feminine informalagarrado masculine informalagarrada feminine informalamarrete masculine South America informalamarreta feminine South America informal
2(timid gambler)gallina feminine informalagachón masculine Mexico informalagachona feminine Mexico informal
- He had a temperament too generous for his occupation as our county's leading piker (my mother insisted to her clients he was a speculator, not a gambler).
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.