In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- salimos y ahí venía el bus ¡de papayita! — we came out and as luck would have it the bus was just coming!
- me queda de papayita — it's really handy for me
- me la puso de papayita — she handed it to me on a platter
- ser papaya — to be a cinch / a piece of cake
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.