In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1homelandmother countryfatherlandluchar/morir por la patria — to fight/die for one's country
- ¡viva la patria! — God save Colombia (or Spain etc.)!
- hacer patria — to fly the flag (for one's country)
- y para hacer patria lo único que bebemos es vino español — we do our bit for our country by only drinking Spanish wine
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.