In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(dress/jeans) quitarseto wriggle out of a chore — ingeniárselas para librarse de un trabajo
- she wriggled out of having to go visiting — se las ingenió para librarse de tener que ir de visita
- don't try to wriggle out of it! — ¡no trates de escabullirte!
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.