In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(close)(tear/opening) coser(cut/wound) coser(cut/wound) suturarthey opened him up and just sewed him up again — lo abrieron y lo cerraron
2informal(clinch)I thought the deal was already sewn up — yo creía que el trato ya era un hecho / ya estaba arreglado
- one more win and they've got the championship all sewn up — una victoria más y tienen el campeonato en el bolsillo
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.