In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1el Congo — (río) the Congo (River) US
- al Congo Belga
- qué sé yo adónde se fueron, al Congo Belga — how should I know where they went? they could have gone to Outer Mongolia for all I know
- si sigues protestando te van a mandar al Congo Belga — if you carry on complaining they're going to tell you to go to hell!
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.