In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tela)corduroyunos pantalones de pana — a pair of corduroy trousers
2Chile(avería)breakdownquedamos en pana — we had a breakdown
- tener la pana del tonto — to run out of gas
3.2Chile informal (sangre fría)guts informal
masculine and feminine noun
1(amigo)chum informalbuddy US informalmate British informal
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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.