In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1dated, offensiveMedicine Psychologyphysical handicapphysical disabilitymental handicappersonas con minusvalía — disabled / handicapped people
2.1(disminución del valor)drop in valuefall in valueuna acusada minusvalía en el precio de los terrenos — a sharp fall / drop / depreciation in the price of land
2.2(en impuestos)capital losslas minusvalías pueden compensarse con las plusvalías — capital losses can be offset against capital gains
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.