In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(dificultad, problema)setbackhitchuna serie de contrariedades nos impidieron llegar a tiempo — a succession of hitches / setbacks prevented us getting there on time
- nos ha surgido una contrariedad — something's come up
- ¡qué / vaya contrariedad! — how annoying!
2(disgusto)annoyancevexation formalme produce una profunda contrariedad — I find it most aggravating
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.