In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
feminine plural noun
1(para conseguir algo)deja de hacerme cucamonas que no me vas a sacar dinero — stop buttering me up / stop trying to sweet-talk me, you're not going to get any money out of me informal
2(entre novios)(palabras) sweet nothings(caricias) pettingse pasan el día haciéndose cucamonas — they spend all their time petting / kissing and cuddling
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.