In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Britishinformal, derogatorymatado masculinematada femininepilo masculine Colombia informalpila feminine Colombia informalmateo masculine Chile informalmatea feminine Chile informalchancón masculine Peru informalchancona feminine Peru informaltraga River Plate informalempollón masculine Spain informal derogatoryempollona feminine Spain informal derogatory
1Britishinformalestudiar como loco informalempollar Spain informalmatearse Chile informalchancar Peru slangtragar River Plate informal
strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats
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.