In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1pizca femininewould you like more cake? — just a smidgen — ¿quieres más pastel? — un pedacito / un trocito / una pizca
- Anybody with a smidgin of web sense will instantly spot that as an urban legend.
- Jake White's Springboks played almost as well as the Australians really, lacking only a smidgeon of dash in the final 15-20 minutes.
- She used the curvature of the chip to hold a smidgen of salsa.
- Give people exactly what they remember a genre is all about, add a smidgeon of irony/contemporary cultural reference to taste, count the money.
- Though made from an odd array of ingredients including a smidgen of potato flour, they did taste vaguely like French fries.
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.