In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(obsequio)giftpresentfue un regalo de Navidad — it was a Christmas gift / present
- compre dos y llévese otro de regalo — buy two and get one free
2(cosa barata)steal informalcómpratelo, es un regalo — buy it, it's a steal / it's dirt cheap informal
- un regalo del cielo — a godsend
4el perro dejó un regalito en la alfombra — the dog left his calling card on the carpet humorous
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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.