In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(obstinarse) to get an idea into one's head(empeñarse) to persistcuando se empecina, no hay quien le haga cambiar de idea — once he gets an idea into his head, nothing will make him change his mind
- se empecinó y al final lo arregló — he persisted and in the end he sorted it out
- empecinarse en algo
- se empecinó en que tenía que ser rojo — he was determined that it had to be red
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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.