In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(en costura) pin(broche) brooch(broche) pinno caber ni un alfiler
- no cabía ni un alfiler en la sala — you couldn't have squeezed anyone else into the hall
- ya no cabe ni un alfiler en esta caja — I/we can't get another thing in this box
- prendido con alfileres — shaky
- tengo el examen prendido con alfileres — I've done the bare minimum for my exam
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.