In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(carácter/persona) happy(carácter/persona) cheerful(color) bright(fiesta) lively(música) livelysu habitación es muy alegre — her room is very bright
- es muy alegre, siempre está de buen humor — she's very cheerful / she's a very happy person, she's always in a good mood
- se puso muy alegre con la noticia — the news made him very happy
2(por el alcohol)tipsy informalmerry British informal
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.