In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A city in central Mexico, situated on Lake Xochimilco and famous for its chinampas or floating gardens. These were originally Aztec rafts for transporting vegetables, fruit, and flowers to Mexico City by canal. The chinampas are still cultivated in Xochimilco and other towns in the area.
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.