In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cualidad)curiositysiente/tiene mucha curiosidad — he is very curious
- están muertos de curiosidad or se mueren de curiosidad — they are dying to see him (or to know etc.)
- me ha picado la curiosidad — my curiosity has been aroused
2(cosa rara)curiositytienda de curiosidades — curio / curiosity shop
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.