In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de hilos, cables)tangleme perdí en un embrollo de pasillos — I got lost in a maze of corridors
2(de ideas, situaciones)el argumento de la película es un embrollo — the plot of the movie is extremely involved / complicated
- se metió en un embrollo — he got himself into a mess
- un embrollo político — a political imbroglio
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.