In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Biology Zoology Botanyspeciesespecie protegida — protected species
- la especie humana — the human race
- especie en peligro / vías de extinción — endangered species
2(tipo, clase)kindsortera una especie de sopa — it was a sort of / a kind of soup
4Religionkindspeciescomulgar bajo las dos especies — to take both bread and wine during the Eucharist
5en especie / especies — in kind
- me lo pagó en especies — he paid me in kind
6Spain informal(en insultos)¡especie de idiota! — you stupid idiot! informal
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.