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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby linguoboy » 2021-04-07, 23:14

(yi) אייערנעכטן the day before yesterday

This is etymologically equivalent to German *ehernächten. Forms of nächten still exist in southern German dialects with the meaning of "last night" or "yesterday", but I haven't found any reliable attestations of the compound form.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Dormouse559 » 2021-04-11, 19:48

(fr)
rallonge nf - extension cord
tétaniser v - (figurative or psychological) to paralyze, to petrify; to scare stiff

Wiktionary says tétaniser is mostly used in the passive voice, and I have only found transitive definitions of it. However, in the context where I found it, a native speaker used it intransitively in the active voice; the meaning remained passive, e.g. tétaniser = "to be paralyzed".

DirtyBiology wrote:Tous ces accomplissements n'auraient jamais pu avoir lieu s'il tétanisait à chaque fois qu'il est au dessus d'une dégaine.
All of these accomplishments would never have happened if he froze up every time he was above a quickdraw.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Rí.na.dTeangacha » 2021-04-11, 21:08

(pt-br) embalsamar - to embalm
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Rí.na.dTeangacha » 2021-04-14, 21:20

(pt-br) ai - "ah" or "oh" (or something like that)

"Ai" is what you shout out when you hurt yourself, so "ow" or "ouch" would be appropriate translations. I knew this, of course, but I learned a new usage of it from hearing it in songs: "ai de mim" (lit "Ow of me") means something like "Poor me!". I asked my wife about this and she also gave the example of "Ai de você se não tiver lavado a louça até eu voltar do mercado!", which translates as something like "God help you if you haven't washed the dishes by the time I get back from the supermarket!".
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Postby Rí.na.dTeangacha » 2021-04-15, 20:27

(pt-br) bode expiatório - scapegoat
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Postby Rí.na.dTeangacha » 2021-04-17, 11:49

(ja) まな板 - /manaita/ - chopping board
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Rí.na.dTeangacha » 2021-04-23, 14:26

(pt-br) papel timbrado (da empresa) - (company) letterhead

"timbrado" means "stamped" from "timbrar" - "to stamp", from "timbre" - "stamp, seal, crest, timbre". I'd have said "brasão" for "crest", but apparently "timbre" can mean this in English too.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby linguoboy » 2021-04-23, 15:38

(la-VA) globus cruciger

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Rí.na.dTeangacha » 2021-04-23, 16:15

Holy hand-grenade?
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby linguoboy » 2021-04-26, 15:27

(da) sgu abbreviation of "så gud hjælpe mig" used as an intensifier
(es) exabrupto a brusque remark (often harsh or cutting)
(ca) voral hard shoulder
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Yasna » 2021-04-28, 15:27

(fa) رفع کردن (raf' kardan) - to lift (sanctions)
(fa) در جریان (dar jareyân) - underway
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby mōdgethanc » 2021-05-03, 14:01

(zh.Hant) 開胃菜 kāiwèicài "appetizer"

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Rí.na.dTeangacha » 2021-05-06, 21:53

(pt-br) mata-leão - (lit. "lion-killer") rear naked choke hold
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby linguoboy » 2021-05-07, 15:47

(de) rebeln to destem grapes

It seems like this word has been popularly associated with Rebe "grapevine" but it's actually derived from reiben "to rub". In other areas, the word used is abbeeren (literally, "to de-berry").
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