In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(a mitad de)halfway throughmediado el siglo pasado — halfway through the last century
- mediada la tarde empezó a llover — halfway through the afternoon / around mid-afternoon it started raining
2(medio lleno)half-fullhalf-emptyuna botella de vino mediada — a half-full / half-empty bottle of wine
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.