In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1tarea feminineI had the unpleasant task of breaking the news to him — me tocó la desagradable tarea de darle la noticia
- a body whose task it is to … — un organismo que tiene como cometido / cuyo cometido es …
- I had to persuade her, no easy task — tuve que convencerla, lo cual no fue nada fácil
- to give / set sb a task — asignarle una tarea a algn
- to take sb to task — llamarle la atención / leerle la cartilla a algn
1to task sb to do sth/ with doing sth — asignarle / encomendarle a algn la tarea de hacer algo
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.