In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Mathematicsapproximationesta cifra solo es una aproximación — this figure is only an approximation
- lo calcularon con una aproximación del 99% — they calculated it with 99% accuracy
2(acercamiento)la aproximación de los dos países — the rapprochement between the two countries
- un intento de aproximación — an attempt to improve relations
3(en una lotería)prize given to holders of numbers immediately above or below the winning number
4also maniobras de aproximaciónAviationapproach
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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.