In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(rasgo)la palabra tiene matices que no se pueden traducir — the word has nuances that are impossible to translate
- se diferencian en algunos matices — there are some subtle / slight differences in meaning
- tiene un cierto matiz peyorativo — it has a slightly pejorative nuance / has slightly pejorative connotations
- una protesta con matices políticos — a protest with political overtones
- le da un matiz irónico a la afirmación — it gives the statement a touch of irony
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.