In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(project) tomar forma(plan) desarrollarsehow's the team shaping up? — ¿qué tal marcha / va el equipo?
- it is shaping up to be the closest championship for years — se está perfilando como el campeonato más reñido de los últimos años
2(improve, pull oneself together)entrar en vereda informalshape up or ship out! — ¡o entras en vereda o te largas! informal
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.