In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(hablar)to talkconversaron sobre el tema del desarme — they talked about / discussed the subject of disarmament
2Latin America(charlar)to chatto gab US informalestuvimos conversando hasta las tres de la mañana — we were talking / chatting until three o'clock in the morning
- conversé largo rato con ella — I had a long chat / talk / conversation with her
- la maestra la echó de la clase por conversar — the teacher sent her out of the class for talking
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.