In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informal(acto)terrible thing informallas perrerías que hacíamos en su clase — the awful / terrible things we used to get up to in her class
- le hacen perrerías al gato — they tease / torment the cat mercilessly
- me hizo una perrería que no le voy a perdonar nunca — he played a really dirty trick on me that I'll never forgive him for
2(insulto)terrible thing informalme dijo perrerías — she said some terrible things to me
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.