In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A Spanish state-run lottery founded in 1812. There is an "ordinary" draw on Thursdays and "special" and "extraordinary" draws, offering bigger prizes. The biggest are El Gordo, drawn before Christmas, and El Niño, drawn at Epiphany. You can buy a complete ticket or a décimo, worth one tenth of a ticket. It is also common to buy a collective ticket, known as a participación de lotería. Prize money is shared among the co-owners of the ticket. Other lotteries are the bonoloto, Lotería Primitiva, and the ONCE - Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles
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.