In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A pre-Columbian city, the ruins of Teotihuacán lie northeast of Mexico City. The Nahuatl name means "city of the gods" or "where men became gods". Little is known about the city's founders or inhabitants, but it reached its peak between 300 and 600 AD. It includes the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon, the temple of Quetzalcóatl, the Great Compound, and the central complex, the Ciudadela. The two main groups of buildings are linked by a road known as the Way of the Dead. By 650 AD Teotihuacán was in decline; it was in ruins when the Aztecs found it in the fifteenth century.
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.