In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1recientementethey've recently returned from abroad — han vuelto recientemente del extranjero
- recently he's been much better — recientemente / últimamente / de un tiempo a esta parte ha estado mucho mejor
- as recently as two days ago — hace apenas dos días
- as recently as the 1980s — todavía en los años 80
- have you seen them? — not recently — ¿los has visto? — recientemente / últimamente no
- I had never even heard of him until quite recently — hasta hace bien poco ni siquiera había oído hablar de él
- One of our local pubs has recently closed down after having had ten licensees in five years.
- Take a look at the top end of Barkerend Road and see how many houses have come on to the market recently.
- Dean recently lost his job in a sports shop and applied to join the fire service.
- I have recently had hip surgery and my doctor has told me I cannot travel for a while.
- Until recently these institutional reforms were to be the only items on the agenda.
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.