Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Lutrinae » 2018-05-23, 22:45

Englih (en) Commendable

During some conversation. For some reason I thought it was some negative comment, while it was the opposite :)
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Dormouse559 » 2018-05-26, 3:58

(fr)
contremaître m - foreman, supervisor
devenir m - future
lèse-majesté m - offense against a sovereign or state; lèse-majesté
léser v - to wrong
morue f - cod; whore; ugly person

There's also (fr) placître m, which is apparently an archaic term for a grassy courtyard outside a church.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-26, 4:28

vijayjohn wrote:വന്ധ്യംകരണം [ˈʋən̪d̪ʱjəŋgəɾɛɳəm], which might actually be a calque on the English term for all I know

I thought about this a little more, and now I'm less sure because it literally means something like 'the act of making infertile'.

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Lur » 2018-05-26, 17:17

(fi) ujo (shy)

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Dormouse559 » 2018-05-27, 16:34

(fr) quitte à [faire qch] phrase - even if it means [doing sth]; at the risk of [doing sth]

I encountered this phrase in an article on Meghan Markle's newly revealed coat of arms:

La Libre wrote:Et elle semble déterminée à le faire à sa manière, quitte à rompre avec certaines traditions.
And she seems determined to do it in her own way, even if it means breaking with certain traditions.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2018-05-29, 15:35

Dormouse559 wrote:morue f - cod; whore; ugly person

I learned from Cod : a biography of the fish that changed the world that morue is specifically salt cod. Fresh cod is cabillaud (cf. Dutch kabeljauw), but the term is so unfamiliar to many speakers (in Canada, it isn't used at all) that it's being displaced by morue fraîche.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Aurinĭa » 2018-05-29, 16:24

Not in Belgium, it seems. Or at least not in the supermarkets I frequent. There's not a trace of the word morue anywhere (in fact I didn't know the word until just now).

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Linguaphile » 2018-05-30, 0:31

(es) cierzo north wind, northeastern or northwestern wind, mistral
(es) puericultura early child care, pediatrics
(es) nimiedad trifle
Mexico (es-MX) reborujar to mix things up, create disorder by moving things from their places; to get confused (regional)

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Lutrinae » 2018-05-30, 8:54

linguoboy wrote:
Dormouse559 wrote:morue f - cod; whore; ugly person

I learned from Cod : a biography of the fish that changed the world that morue is specifically salt cod. Fresh cod is cabillaud (cf. Dutch kabeljauw), but the term is so unfamiliar to many speakers (in Canada, it isn't used at all) that it's being displaced by morue fraîche.


I never heard about morue fraîche in France but yes, cabillaud and morue are used exactly as you described :) . Also I don't think it's a very common dish, it's way more famous in Portugal and in French Caribbean.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Lutrinae » 2018-05-30, 15:17

EN (en) curmudgeonly
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Luís » 2018-06-03, 10:09

(fr) bolos a patsy, a naive person; someone who is ugly and has no friends (specially when used by teenagers)
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Luís » 2018-06-03, 10:13

Lutrinae wrote:I never heard about morue fraîche in France but yes, cabillaud and morue are used exactly as you described :) . Also I don't think it's a very common dish, it's way more famous in Portugal and in French Caribbean.


Yeah, I've made the mistake of ordering morue in France before. Fortunately, French people aren't shy about correcting other people's mistakes ( :twisted: ), so the waitress immediately corrected me and told me what I wanted was actually cabillaud.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Linguaphile » 2018-06-03, 14:50

Lutrinae wrote:Englih (en) Commendable

During some conversation. For some reason I thought it was some negative comment, while it was the opposite :)

Maybe because of this?

(en) commendable
(en) condemnable

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Dormouse559 » 2018-06-03, 17:07

This discussion of morue vs. cabillaud is super informative. I'm glad I thought to post about it. :)

Luís wrote:(fr) bolos a patsy, a naive person; someone who is ugly and has no friends (specially when used by teenagers)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOPx-N3GpHI
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby JackFrost » 2018-06-03, 17:37

Dormouse559 wrote:This discussion of morue vs. cabillaud is super informative. I'm glad I thought to post about it. :)

It seems that among fishers, morue means young cod whereas cabillaud means mature cod. Yet, among cookers, morue means fresh or frozen cod whereas cabillaud means salted or dried cod. So disagreements.

Like, screw it... I'm still calling them all morue because I'm having none of that Frenchie nonsense.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Aurinĭa » 2018-06-03, 19:01

And I'm still calling them all cabillaud. :P

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-06-03, 19:11

Is cabillaud a word in some variety/ies of Dutch, too?

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Linguaphile » 2018-06-03, 19:16

vijayjohn wrote:Is cabillaud a word in some variety/ies of Dutch, too?

kabeljauw

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-06-03, 19:52

Oh, duh, linguoboy just mentioned it a few posts above this one. :lol:

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Car » 2018-06-03, 20:29

Linguaphile wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:Is cabillaud a word in some variety/ies of Dutch, too?

kabeljauw

It also found its way into German as Kabeljau.
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