In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(instrumento)sieveeste paraguas está hecho una criba — this umbrella is full of holes / riddled with holes
2(proceso de selección)la prueba escrita constituye la primera criba — the written test is the first stage of the selection process
- hicimos una criba de las solicitudes — we went through the applications
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.