In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
The name in Mexico for people who try to enter the US illegally by crossing the Rio Grande that separates Mexico from the USA. In Spain the term refers to illegal immigrants from Morocco who cross the Straits of Gibraltar to enter Spain. In both countries espaldas mojadas are a source of cheap unskilled labor. See also patera
masculine and feminine noun
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.