In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(go away)irsemarcharse Spain
1.2(leave)Sport retirarseSport salirTheatre hacer mutisthey walked off the pitch in protest — se retiraron del / abandonaron el campo de juego en señal de protesta
2we went out to walk off our lunch — salimos a dar un paseo para bajar la comida
- he'd walked off two kilos — había adelgazado dos kilos con las caminatas
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.