In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(zapatos/ropa) worn-outlos codos están muy gastados — the elbows have worn very thin / are threadbare
2(envejecido)solo tiene 40 años pero está muy gastado — he's only 40 but he looks much older
3(cantante/político/deportista) washed-up informal(cantante/político/deportista) finished informalel gobierno ya está muy gastado — the government has had its day
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.