In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(proceder)derivar de algo — Chemistry Linguistics to derive from sth
- palabras derivadas del latín — words derived from Latin
- el problema deriva de la falta de confianza — the problem arises / stems from a lack of confidence
1.2(traer como consecuencia)derivar en algo — to lead to sth
- derivó en un deterioro de la calidad — it resulted in / led to a decline in quality
2.1Nautical(barco) to drift
2.2(cambiar de dirección)derivar hacia/en algo
- una charla que derivó en discusión — a chat which degenerated into / turned into / became an argument
- nuestra amistad derivaba hacia el odio — our friendship was turning to hatred
2.3Electricityto short-circuitderiva a tierra — it goes to ground US
1(dirigir)to steerderivó la conversación hacia otros temas — he steered / moved the conversation on to other matters
3Latin AmericaMedicineto referderivar a algn a un especialista — to refer sb to a specialist
1(proceder)derivarse de algo — Linguistics to come from sth
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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.