In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1otra de sus mamarrachadas fue poner esas ventanas tan feas — another awful thing he did was put in those horrible windows
- ese cuadro es una mamarrachada — that painting is a daub
- ¡qué mamarrachada han hecho en esta pared! — what a mess / botch they've made of this wall!
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.