In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1talking to them about cutting expenditure is a case of beating a dead horse — hablarles de reducir gastos es como arar en el mar / como machacar en hierro frío
- asking him to contribute is like beating a dead horse — pedirle que colabore es pedirle peras al olmo
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.