In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
The most important festival in the autonomous region of Valencia. The Fallas take place every year between March 12 and 19. The highlight is the burning of the fallas on the night of March 19. Fallas are groups of huge painted cardboard and wood figures which depict current events and famous people. Each neighborhood makes its own falla. They are erected on one night, known as the plantá, and displayed the next day. A panel of judges "pardons" the best one and it is placed in the falla museum.
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.