In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1stroke of the pende un plumazo — at a stroke
- eliminó mis dudas de un solo plumazo — he dispelled all my doubts in an instant
- de un plumazo terminó con esos beneficios — she did away with all those benefits at a stroke / in one fell swoop
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.