In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(ballpoint pen)bolígrafo de punta fina masculine
- Available in several shapes, sizes, finishes and tips (including rollerball, ballpoint and fountain), all of the pens are refillable and are guaranteed for life against mechanical failure due to faulty materials or workmanship.
- Except for the fact that he carried a large messenger bag and preferred a rollerball pen to a quill, he would have fit the stereotype to the letter, had the general populace remembered what the stereotype was.
- It's 5pm, and I'm sitting at a picnic table on the rec field with a writing pad and an ink rollerball.
2Computingratón de bola masculinerollerball masculine
- This is a metal keyboard with a rollerball and click button.
- As with keyboards, there are lots of mice, rollerballs, graphics and other types of input devices to suit every taste.
- The choice of pointing device - be it a touchpad, rollerball or pointing stick - is likewise a matter of personal taste.
- The sonar workstations with rollerball controls.
- There are lots of alternatives to the basic mouse, such as rollerballs and pens, but a free option you might like to try is the MouseTool.
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.