In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Zoologyfrogcuando las ranas críen pelo / (River Plate) cola
- a este paso terminará cuando las ranas críen pelo — at this rate he won't finish in a month of Sundays
- salir rana — to be a real disappointment
2Gamesgame in which disks are thrown into the mouth of a metal frog
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.