In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1casa de vecinos femininecasa de vecindad femininevecindad feminine Mexicoconventillo masculine Southern Cone derogatorysolar masculine Cubabefore noun tenement block — bloque de pisos de alquiler masculine Spain
- City planners were leveling block after block of tenements.
- Various diseases all too often swept through entire city blocks of tenements.
- The flat was part of a refurbished block of tenements that belonged to a housing co-operative.
- Rents were horrendous for urban dwellers, with entire families doubling up in crowded single room tenements.
- Scotland's tenement flats are a well-loved part of urban culture.
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.