In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de hoguera, chimenea)firese sentaron cerca de la lumbre — they sat down by the fireside / in front of the fire
2(de la cocina)puso el cazo en la lumbre — she put the saucepan on the stove
- tengo la leche en la lumbre — I'm heating up some milk
3dated(para un cigarrillo)light¿me das/tienes lumbre? — could I have/do you have a light?
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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.