In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The president of the Spanish central government and the equivalent of the Prime Minister in the UK. Each party running for power in Spain nominates a person, usually the party leader, to become the president if that party wins the elections. He is appointed for a four-year term, and may be reelected in the next general election. However, the Congreso de los Diputados can pass a vote of censure on him, forcing him to resign and call an early election.
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.