In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1¡qué desavío! me he quedado sin sal — now what am I going to do? I've run out of salt
- la tienda del desavío — corner / local shop
- son muy careros, solo voy ahí para un desavío — they're very expensive, I only shop there if I'm stuck / if I need something in an emergency / if I run out of something
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.