In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1absortoensimismadopreocupadoto be preoccupied with sth
- he's preoccupied with trying to find a new job — no piensa en otra cosa que encontrar un nuevo trabajo
- I was so preoccupied with my own thoughts that … — estaba tan absorto en mis pensamientos que …
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.