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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".

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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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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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Postby linguoboy » 2021-04-23, 15:38

(la-VA) globus cruciger

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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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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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Postby mōdgethanc » 2021-05-03, 14:01

(zh.Hant) 開胃菜 kāiwèicài "appetizer"

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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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Postby Rí.na.dTeangacha » 2021-05-08, 20:56

(pt-br) verissímil, verossímil - verisimilar
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby vijayjohn » 2021-05-08, 22:32

linguoboy wrote:(de) rebeln to destem grapes

I probably wasn't paying much attention when I first read this because I was thinking "what? [ˈdɛstɛm]? Wtf is [ˈdɛstɛm]?? I should remember that for the 'last word of your mother tongue that you learnt' thread!" Then I came back to see what word it was that I meant to post and thought, "Oh, duh. De...stem. Are you sure you know this word?"
mōdgethanc wrote:(zh.Hant) 開胃菜 kāiwèicài "appetizer"

I don't remember ever seeing this word, tbh, even after living in Taiwan for a year and eating out every single time I wanted something to eat.

Mandarin Chinese (zh) 栖身 qīshēn - to stay, reside, dwell, sojourn

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

Postby linguoboy » 2021-05-08, 22:51

vijayjohn wrote:
linguoboy wrote:(de) rebeln to destem grapes

I probably wasn't paying much attention when I first read this because I was thinking "what? [ˈdɛstɛm]? Wtf is [ˈdɛstɛm]?? I should remember that for the 'last word of your mother tongue that you learnt' thread!" Then I came back to see what word it was that I meant to post and thought, "Oh, duh.

I actually had a similar reaction when I was typing it out. I was like, "Wow, 'destem' sure looks odd out of context!" and I imagined pronouncing it /ˈdɛstɪm/ in isolation.

A synonym of rebeln in some places is abbeeren which you could literally translate as "deberry". Of course, if you write it that way, it brings to mind eponyms like homburg or duxelles, as if it were something named for a M. or Mme de Berry.
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Postby Multiturquoise » 2021-05-08, 23:21

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

Postby Naava » 2021-05-09, 6:01

linguoboy wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:
linguoboy wrote:(de) rebeln to destem grapes

I probably wasn't paying much attention when I first read this because I was thinking "what? [ˈdɛstɛm]? Wtf is [ˈdɛstɛm]?? I should remember that for the 'last word of your mother tongue that you learnt' thread!" Then I came back to see what word it was that I meant to post and thought, "Oh, duh.

I actually had a similar reaction when I was typing it out. I was like, "Wow, 'destem' sure looks odd out of context!" and I imagined pronouncing it /ˈdɛstɪm/ in isolation.

Me too! I thought it looks like esteem and wondered if they share the same root or something... :lol:

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

Postby Dormouse559 » 2021-05-15, 4:22

(fr) dossier nm - issue, problem

I already knew the "file"-related meanings thanks to English having borrowed the word. Here's the context where I saw it used to mean "issue".

Le Figaro wrote:Joe Biden rattrapé par le dossier empoisonné de Jérusalem

Joe Biden trapped by the toxic issue of Jerusalem
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