In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Colombia, Mexico, Central America informal(borracho)tight informal
2Mexico(as adverb) (rápidamente) fastiba muy jalado — he was tearing / racing along informal
3Mexico informal(descabellado)crazy informal
4Peru informal(ojos) slanting
masculine and feminine nounFeminine jalada
masculine nounFeminine jalada
1fail¿cuántos jalados tienes? — how many have you failed?
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.