In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(inspirado)(pintor/escritor) brilliantsu última sinfonía es una obra genial — his last symphony is a work of genius
2informal(estupendo)great informalfantastic informalswell US informalbrilliant British informal
3informal(ocurrente, gracioso)wittyfunnyfue un golpe genial — it was brilliant! British informal
- tiene unas salidas geniales — some of the things she comes out with are so funny / witty
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.