In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1cuando le llamé la atención me contestó con una animalada — when I told him off, he gave me a real mouthful informal
- ¡qué animalada de comida has hecho! — you've made an incredible / a massive amount of food!
- fue una animalada decírselo así — it was outrageous (or stupid etc.) telling him like that
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.