In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1impoliteill-mannereddiscourteous formal(comportamiento) rude(comportamiento) impolitefue bastante descortés de tu parte no ofrecerte a llevarlos a la estación — it was rather rude / impolite / ill-mannered of you not to offer to take them to the station
- no quiero ser descortés, pero yo mañana tengo que levantarme temprano — I don't mean to be rude, but I have to get up early tomorrow
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.