In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1scales(de dos platillos) scales(de dos platillos) balanceesto inclinaría la balanza a favor de los visitantes — this would tip the scales / tip the balance in favor of the visitors
- poner en la balanza — to weigh
- hay que poner los pros y los contras en la balanza — we must weigh (up) the pros and cons
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.