In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Medicineasphyxiamuerte por asfixia — death by asphyxia / asphyxiation / suffocation
- la asfixia de las pequeñas empresas — the strangulation of small businesses
2informal(agobio)suffocationlas ciudades pequeñas me producen una sensación de asfixia — I find small towns suffocating / stifling
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.