In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- el colegio no dista mucho de/dista unos dos kilómetros de su casa — the school isn't far from/is about two kilometers from her house
- esta historia dista mucho de ser cierta — this story is far from (being) true / is a far cry from the truth
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.