In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(en política) (political) bigwig informal(en finanzas) big shot informallos gallones de la compañía — the company's top brass informal
- su papá era gallón en la policía — his father was high up in the police force / was a big shot in the police force
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.