In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Venezuela, River Plate(abrigo)winter coatcoat
2Mexico(estola) stole(pañuelo de cabeza) headscarf
3MexicoPolitics(with official support) candidate
1Venezuela(torpe)dim informaldumb informalthick British informal
masculine and feminine noun
1Venezuela(persona torpe)dimwit informal
2(persona taimada)slyboots informalsneaky devil informal
- In Mexican politics, a prospective party candidate for the presidency. Candidates traditionally emerge from within the party but their identity is not revealed until the candidate is officially declared: they remain tapados (hidden), thus arousing a great deal of speculation. Under the rule of the PRI - Partido Revolucionario Institucional, its candidate was virtually guaranteed to become president.
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.