In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(persona) to houndlo acosan sus acreedores — his creditors are hounding him / are after him
- un compañero que la acosaba sexualmente — a colleague who was sexually harassing her
- se ven acosados por el hambre y las enfermedades — they are beset by hunger and disease
- me acosaron con preguntas sobre su paradero — they plagued / bombarded me with questions regarding his whereabouts
2(presa) to hound(presa) to pursue relentlessly
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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.