In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- gana cinco mil dólares al mes, que no es moco de pavo — he earns $5,000 a month which is a considerable sum of money
- pasé el examen a la primera, que no es moco de pavo — I passed the exam first go, which is no mean feat
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.