In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of movement)rapidez femininevelocidad femininethe quickness of the hand deceives the eye — la mano es más rápida que la vista
2(of mind, reply)rapidez femininehis quickness of temper has lost him many friends — ha perdido muchos amigos por el mal genio / el mal carácter que tiene
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.