In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Architecture Mythologythe Sphinx — la Esfinge
- the riddle of the Sphinx — el enigma de la Esfinge
- The building with the sphinx and obelisks in the center housed Akoun's Beautiful Orient with its bazaar offering wares from the Middle East.
- When the sphinx was crumbling they finally repaired it in plaster, which needs replacing every five years, in order to maintain the point of decay, and clarify the difference.
- They were going to see the sphinx and come back with souvenirs.
- The shy, introverted Gandhi, once described as a sphinx and an enigma, has come a long way in the past six years.
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.