In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(adorno)trimmingedgingun estilo directo y sin ribetes — a straightforward style with no frills / embellishments
2ribetes masculine plural(visos, asomos)una historia con ribetes policíacos — a story with elements of the detective novel
- un asunto con ribetes de escándalo — an affair with a hint of scandal / which threatened to become a scandal
- descendía de una familia hacendada con ribetes aristocráticos — she descended from a landowning family with aristocratic connections
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.