In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
The headquarters of the Venezuelan State Department in Caracas. It was originally a colonial prison. President Guzmán Blanco made it the presidential palace in the nineteenth century and had it painted yellow, the color of the Liberal Party, hence the name. Casa Amarilla is also the name of the Presidential Palace in San José, Costa Rica.
2(en Costa Rica, Venezuela)Presidential Palace
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.