In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1discutir por naderías — to argue over nothing
- se enfada por cualquier nadería — he gets annoyed at the slightest thing
- les compró cuatro naderías y se quedaron tan contentos — he bought them a few knickknacks / a few silly little things and they were over the moon
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.