In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pelo suelto)long haircon la melena al viento — with her hair flowing in the wind
- andar a la melena — to be at each other's throats
- soltarse la melena — to let one's hair down
2(estilo de corte)boblleva melenita al estilo de los años 20 — she has a 20's bob
4melenas feminine plural
derogatory, informal(pelo largo)mop of hair informal
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.