In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1limeahogar / apagar la cal — to slake lime
- a la cal
- una pared pintada a la cal — a whitewashed wall
- cerrar algo a cal y canto — to close sth firmly / tight
- de cal y canto — (sólido) firm
- una de cal y otra de arena — something nice followed by something less pleasant
- tienes que aceptar que aquí te dan una de cal y otra de arena — you have to learn to take the rough with the smooth here
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.