In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(abertura)slotdeposite las monedas en la ranura — put the coins in the slot
- la ranura del buzón — the mailbox slot / opening
- entraba un poco de luz por la ranura de la puerta — a little light filtered through the chink / gap in the door
3Spain(de un disco)groove
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.