In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1le dio un soponcio — she fainted
- como no lo encontremos, me da un soponcio — if we don't find it, I'll just die
- ¡qué soponcio! pensaba que había perdido la cartera — what a fright! I thought I'd lost my wallet
- a mi padre le va a dar un soponcio — my father's going to have a fit
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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.