In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1quinto centenario masculinebefore noun the quincentenary celebrations — las celebraciones del quinto centenario
- A few years ago, writing a biography of Christopher Columbus for the quincentenary of his discoveries, I came across a wonderful Spanish term - querencia - usually translated as ‘love of home’.
- The exhibition coincides with the quincentenary of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
- An infamous example was the quincentenary of Columbus in Santo Domingo in 1992.
- Many books, published just before the quincentenary of Columbus's arrival in this continent in 1492, ignore the destructive influence of Columbus's arrival.
- 1992 marked the quincentenary of Columbus' first landfall in America, and led to a spate of conferences, exhibitions, and books reflecting on the complex legacy of the Genoese navigator's voyage.
- The quincentenary is a significant public event and the Royal Mail has a tradition of recognising significant institutions who have contributed to the public good.
- The series goes a long way toward explaining, if inadvertently, why the quincentenary turned into a fiasco.
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.