In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Motor vehiclesreversemeter / echar reversa — to select reverse US
- recorrió toda la cuadra en reversa — he reversed right around the block
- ya hemos invertido mucho, meter reversa ahora sería una tontería — we've already invested a lot of money, it would be stupid to back out now
- iban a recortar el personal, pero metieron reversa — they were going to cut staff numbers, but they reversed their decision
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.