In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1de cuerda automáticaself-winding watch — reloj de cuerda automática masculine
- Examples include self-winding wristwatches and rectifiers in electrical circuits.
- A ‘kinetic power converter’ in the wearer's shoe or wristwatch would produce electricity in the same way that an old-fashioned self-winding watch extracted energy from its owner's normal movements.
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.