In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1afligirseatribularse literaryto repine at/against sth — lamentarse de algo
- The narrator related that he had learned ‘never to repine at my own misfortunes, or to envy the happiness of another, since it is impossible for any man to form right judgement of his neighbor's sufferings.’
- A lonely widow repining for the past while enduring the boisterous attentions of her clumsy Irish housekeeper encounters a cripple collecting money for an invalid hospital.
- The Soviet government did not waste time repining over Daoud.
- The objective may seem to some an unworthy one but it takes account of the realities without repining uselessly over them.
- Then he is envious, covetous, jealous and mistrustful, timorous, sordid, outwardly dissembling, sluggish, suspicious, stubborn, a condemner of women, a close liar, malicious, murmuring, never contented, ever repining.
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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.