In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1eggplant field USaubergine field Britishmeterse en un berenjenal or en berenjenales
- ¡en qué berenjenal se metió! — he got himself into a real mess / jam / pickle!
- ahora no estamos para meternos en esos berenjenales — we don't want to get bogged down with / involved in all that now
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.