In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(remove)(cover/lid) quitar(cover/lid) sacarhe pulled his boots off — se quitó las botas
2informal(achieve)conseguirlograrit was a risky attempt, but she pulled it off — era arriesgado, pero lo logró / lo consiguió
- they pulled off the biggest bank job of the decade — llevaron a cabo el mayor asalto a un banco de la década
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?
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