In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
phrasal verbprettied, pretties, prettying
1this will help pretty up the room — con esto el cuarto quedará más bonito
- I'll go and pretty myself up — me voy a acicalar / emperifollar
- the town square had been prettied up for the visit — habían adornado / engalanado la plaza del pueblo para la visita
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.