In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- World Health Organization
1.1(in questions)(singular) quién(plural) quiéneswho is that? — ¿quién es ése?
- who are they? — ¿quiénes son?
- who are we to criticize them? — ¿quiénes somos nosotros para criticarlos?
- who are you writing to? — ¿a quién le estás escribiendo?
- Bridget who? — ¿Bridget qué / cuánto?
- who do you think you are? — ¿tú qué te crees?
- As yet we haven't been given any clues as to who can support Hounsou in the lead role.
- Who believes in intelligence reports?
- It was just begging me to open it and find out who was sending me an anonymous letter.
- Mr Summers said it is hard to plan what the group will be doing as he does not know who will audition.
- Becki wondered who had done it and whether they would let her do the same next year.
- No doubt when we arrive the press will be wondering who all these shiny new people are!
- You can listen to the bands, check the odds and see who you'd pick, and bet on them to win.
- I wonder who's going to turn first out of all those Conservatives involved?
- If you were a London cabbie, who would you most like to have in the back of your cab?
1.2(in indirect questions)quiénI don't know who you're talking about — no sé de quién estás hablando
- guess who I met today! — ¡adivina con quién me encontré hoy!
2.1(as relative)the boy who won the prize — el chico que ganó el premio
- there are blankets for those who want them — hay mantas para quienes quieran
- he/she who follows the path of righteousness — quien escoja el camino de la virtud
2.2(the one, ones that)you can tell who you like — se lo puedes decir a quien/quienes quieras
- who dares wins — quien nada arriesga nada gana
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.