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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2018-12-05, 8:48
by Mutusen
Dormouse559 wrote:(fr)
borner v - limit, confine
dîme f - tithe
échancrer v - scallop, cut into the shape of a crescent
empiéter (sur qqch) v - encroach (on sth)
enchevêtrer v - tangle up
lof m - the windward side of a ship (don't know if there's an English word for this)
louvoyer v - (nautical) tack; (figurative) zigzag, maneuver
mense f - income of an abbey or bishopric
recouvrer v - recover, get sth back

That's some advanced vocabulary. I didn't even know lof and mense.

My last words were:

(sk) prieberčivý - choosy, picky
(ru) обезво́живание - dehydration

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2018-12-06, 7:20
by Dormouse559
Mutusen wrote:That's some advanced vocabulary. I didn't even know lof and mense.

I've gotten into the weeds of the Holy Roman Empire, of all things, and how it related to the medieval archbishop-counts of Tarentaise. You know, nothing too specific. So I'm learning all about French's feudal/religious jargon.

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2018-12-11, 13:35
by IpseDixit
(en) to immure - to enclose within walls

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2018-12-12, 9:12
by Luís
(fr) fausse couche miscarriage
(fr) mettre en cloque to knock sb up

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2018-12-12, 17:24
by linguoboy
(fr) lavallière pussy bow; ascot

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2019-01-03, 15:37
by linguoboy
(fr) cobaye guinea pig [also fig.]
(fr) pantois gobsmacked
(fr) tarabouster to bother

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2019-01-07, 16:21
by linguoboy
(de) plakativ striking, slogan-like; unsubtle, reductive
(nl) fluithaas pika [a rodent of the Ochotona genus]

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2019-01-09, 16:34
by linguoboy
(zh-tw) xǐng awaken(ed)
(ja) 降る furu fall [from the sky], precipitate
(ko) 수세미 swuseymi loofah

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2019-01-15, 15:58
by linguoboy
(ja) ときめく to be moved emotionally
(osa) omaðį life [lit. "walking about"]

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2019-01-17, 15:50
by Vlürch
Old English (en_old) neorxnawang - paradise, heaven
Got this from clicking "random entry" on Wiktionary a couple of days ago, and it immediately stuck for some reason.

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2019-01-17, 18:50
by linguoboy
Kanza: hába corn [on the cob]
Pawnee: kiwaku fox
Pawnee: pasasi Osage

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2019-01-19, 19:36
by Ser
Vlürch wrote:Old English (en_old) neorxnawang - paradise, heaven
Got this from clicking "random entry" on Wiktionary a couple of days ago, and it immediately stuck for some reason.

And now I love that word.

Looking at other languages' word for "paradise", it seems that somehow the Old Persian > Greek word "paradise" spread a lot via Christianity, but the Greek words for "hell" didn't. East Slavic and South Slavic do have ад (from ᾍδης, "Hades"), but otherwise neither that nor γέεννα spread.

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2019-01-22, 18:11
by linguoboy
(ja) まかせる makaseru entrust; leave [something] up to someone else
(ko) 우엉 wueng burdock

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2019-01-22, 19:20
by Vlürch
Ser wrote:And now I love that word.

Yeah, it's pretty nice.
Ser wrote:Looking at other languages' word for "paradise", it seems that somehow the Old Persian > Greek word "paradise" spread a lot via Christianity, but the Greek words for "hell" didn't.

I guess because the Christian concept of hell "absorbed" the mythological underworlds of various cultures (similarly to how various mythological creatures came to be seen as demons), so the words for them were extended to include the Christian concept and eventually lost the original connotations as the people became more Christianised. I think that began to happen in Finnish with manala, but then the Swedish loanword helvetti became more common and nowadays that's practically the only word used for hell in the Christian sense while the former remains in discussion of pre-Christian mythology (and poetry, etc. but that's a different matter entirely).
Ser wrote:East Slavic and South Slavic do have ад (from ᾍδης, "Hades"), but otherwise neither that nor γέεννα spread.

Well, a bunch of languages have borrowed the Arabic جهنم (jahannam) along with the word for heaven, جنة (jannat). But that's not from Greek, so even though both the Arabic and Greek words for hell originally came from Hebrew, it doesn't really count anyway.

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2019-01-23, 1:56
by Prowler
(de) Drücken - printing/to print

Had no idea it also meant that...

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2019-01-23, 1:58
by Yasna
Prowler wrote:(de) Drücken - printing/to print

Had no idea it also meant that...

Drucken*

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2019-01-23, 3:42
by Prowler
Yasna wrote:
Prowler wrote:(de) Drücken - printing/to print

Had no idea it also meant that...

Drucken*

Oh thanks. Big small difference indeed.

(de) die Aufnahme - the recording

...and also has other meanings:
Admission
Absorption
Intake
Accomodation
Shot(camera?
Uptake

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2019-01-23, 16:20
by linguoboy
(sv) deppa mope
(sv) fattigdom poverty

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2019-01-24, 15:18
by linguoboy
(fr) bleusaille new recruit
(fr) échotier journalist who spreads rumours [< écho]
(fr) roublard wily

Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Posted: 2019-01-26, 3:14
by Prowler
(de) das Abwässer - Waste water