In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(chincheta/tachuela) to pull out(tachuela/chincheta) to take out
2(tapizado/tabla) to pull the nails out of(tapizado/tabla) to take the nails out of
1se desclavó el tapizado/se desclavaron las tablas — the tacks in the upholstery/the nails in the boards worked loose
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.