In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(murmuración)rumor USrumour Britishcirculan rumores de que … — rumor has it that …
- empiezan a correr rumores sobre su dimisión — there are already rumors going around about his resignation
2(sonido)murmurel rumor del agua/viento — the murmur of the water/wind
- a lo lejos se oía un rumor de voces — the murmur / low hum of conversation could be heard in the distance
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.