In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(excusa/chiste) to think up(chiste/excusa) to come up withestaban craneando asaltar el banco — they were planning / plotting to rob the bank
1Andes(planear)to figure outto work out
2Chile(estudiar mucho)to cramto swot British informal
3Chile(pensar)to thinkto rack one's brains
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.