In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(globo) to deflate(neumático) to deflate(neumático) to let … down(neumático) to let the air out of
1(neumático/globo) to deflate(globo/neumático) to go down
2informalse desinfló a la primera pregunta — the first question knocked the stuffing out of him informal
- se fueron desinflando al ver que no marcaban ni un punto — they became more and more discouraged / disheartened as they failed to score a single point
- empezaron bien pero luego se desinflaron — they started out very well but then they ran out of steam
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.