In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1el peso de los libros desfondó la caja — the bottom of the box gave way under the weight of the books
- desfondó la silla — the seat gave way under him
1(cajón/bolsa/silla) to give way
2(jugador/corredor) to flag(jugador/corredor) to run out of steam informal(jugador/corredor) to get worn out informal
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.