In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1salivaspit informalgastar saliva — to waste one's breath
- tragar saliva — to swallow hard
- tragó saliva, cerró los ojos y saltó — he took a deep breath / swallowed hard, shut his eyes and jumped
- decidió tragar saliva y seguir como si no lo hubiera oído — he decided to swallow his anger/pride and carry on as if he hadn't heard
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.