In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unsuitable)(remark/comment) inapropiado(comment/remark) inconveniente(remark/comment) inoportuno(person) no apto
- I have, too, a sort of spiritual gaucherie which makes me unapt to participate in any rite.
- Anthony's point is as simple as it is rueful: laughter is recreative, but only because our fallen nature is so unapt to take solace from contemplating Heaven.
- As one of you put it to me, they are unapt for more than just that.
- The one time I used it, thankfully, was for my high school yearbook (where it made a smashingly unapt contribution to the book's Art Nouveau theme.)
2US(unlikely)to be unapt to + inf
- she's unapt to believe what she's told — es poco probable que se crea lo que le digan
- you're unapt to be hired without more experience — es difícil que te contraten si no tienes más experiencia
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.