In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(desastre)disasterel partido nunca se recuperó del descalabro que sufrió en 1982 — the party never recovered from the disaster / severe blow / major setback it suffered in 1982
- el descalabro bursátil de 1929 — the stock market crash of 1929
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.