In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(persona/objeto/agua) to bless¡que Dios te bendiga! — God bless you!
- bendecir la mesa — to say grace
- bendecir el agua — to bless the water
2(expresando agradecimiento)bendigo la hora en que lo conocí — I bless the day that I met him
- bendecía el hecho de haber salido con vida — he thanked his lucky stars he was still alive
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.