In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(get hole in)(soles/cloth) agujerearsethe jacket had worn through at the elbows — la chaqueta tenía los codos raídos / tenía agujeros en los codos
2(wear hole in)she had worn through the knees of her jeans — se le habían hecho agujeros en las rodillas de los vaqueros
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.