In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(para el calzado)shoe polishdales betún a esos zapatos — give those shoes a polish
- quedar a la altura del betún
- si te descubren quedarás a la altura del betún — if you're found out you'll look really bad
- me olvidé de su cumpleaños y quedé a la altura del betún — I forgot her birthday, it was so embarrassing!
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.