In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(persona)¿conoces al nuevo ligue de Marta? — have you met the guy Marta's dating? US
2(acción)estar en el ligue — to be on the pickup informal
- nos vamos de ligue — we're going out looking for talent
- siempre está de ligue en los clubs de moda — he spends all his time in trendy nightclubs trying to pick up / chat up women
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.