In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(yacimiento) mine(excavación) mineuna mina de carbón — a coalmine
- es una mina de información — he's a mine of information
- ser una mina (de oro) — to be a real goldmine
3Military Nauticalmineun campo sembrado de minas — a minefield
5Southern Cone slang(mujer)broad US slangbird British slang
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.