In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(hecho, asunto chocante)scandalestá implicado en un escándalo financiero — he's involved in a financial scandal
- ¡qué escándalo! ¡qué manera de vestir! — what a shocking / an outrageous way to dress!
- es un escándalo cómo suben los precios — it's shocking / scandalous the way prices are going up
- la noticia provocó un gran escándalo — the news caused (a) great scandal / outrage
- [ S ] precios de escándalo — amazing prices
2(alboroto, jaleo)no armen / hagan tanto escándalo — don't make such a ruckus US informal
- cuando le presentaron la cuenta armó un escándalo — when they gave him the bill he kicked up a fuss / stink / he created a scene
- nada de escándalos dentro del local — we don't want any trouble in here
- un borracho que daba un escándalo en la calle — a drunk who was causing a commotion / scene in the street
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.