In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.3(begin activity)(music/siren) empezar a sonar(band) empezar a tocarif I mention my lumbago, she starts up about her arthritis — cada vez que menciono mi lumbago, ella empieza con su artritis
- they've started up again, those two upstairs — ya están otra vez esos dos de arriba
2.1(car/engine/machinery) arrancar(machinery/car/engine) poner en marcha(machinery/engine/car) hacer partir Chile
2.2(business) montar(business) poner en marcha
2.3(conversation) entablar(discussion) empezar
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.