In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- A farm track is lined with young Swedish whitebeams.
- They came home from work to find that their gardens had been entered in their absence and trees, such as ash and whitebeam, planted that can grow in time to a considerable height.
- The adjudicator suggests one important undertaking that the Council should consider and that is a major tree planting programme using oak, ash, whitebeam, beech, chestnut and thorn or other similar trees.
- Two other members of the apple family are the whitebeam and the rowan.
- Sweet chestnut and a small group of whitebeam will be planted at staggered intervals over a 10-year period, to preserve the cathedral feel of the walkway.
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.