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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Dormouse559 » 2019-10-12, 5:15

A newly learned meaning for a word I already knew:

(fr) gendarme nm - watchdog (person or organization that monitors for wrongdoing)


Here's the headline where I noticed it:
Le Monde wrote:Le gendarme américain des marchés bloque la levée de fonds de Telegram aux Etats-Unis
The American markets watchdog blocks Telegram's fundraising in the United States
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-10-14, 3:44

Xhosa (xh) ukuodola - to order
Zulu (zu) uku-oda - to order
(Pretty sure both of these are loanwords from English).

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Dormouse559 » 2019-10-15, 4:33

(fr)
image crachée - spitting image
se ressembler comme deux gouttes d'eau - lit. to look as alike as two water droplets

I saw both of these phrases used in reference to Brad Pitt and his daughter, who apparently look alike.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Lutrinae » 2019-10-16, 20:52

Dormouse559 wrote:(fr)
image crachée - spitting image
se ressembler comme deux gouttes d'eau - lit. to look as alike as two water droplets

I saw both of these phrases used in reference to Brad Pitt and his daughter, who apparently look alike.



You can also use portrait craché :)
Thanks for any correction :)

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Vlürch » 2019-10-18, 5:14

Swedish (sv) hjärnor - brains
Turkish (tr) sülük - leech

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Dormouse559 » 2019-10-18, 6:11

Lutrinae wrote:You can also use portrait craché :)

You know, that's probably what the article said, too. I just misremembered :oops: Thanks for the correction.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-10-24, 20:57

Spanish (es) cimarrón - feral, rural, wild (plant)

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Ciarán12 » 2019-10-24, 22:53

I learned a new word in Portuguese today in a rather embarrassing way. I was talking to a colleague of mine, we were discussing metal bands and I recommended a band called Powerglove to him. I started to explain what a Power Glove was, and I wanted to say "It's a device that lets you interact with the console", though in the moment I couldn't remember the word for "console" so I went with my default strategy of taking the English word a putting an -o on the end (yeah, it's a stereotype for a reason...), so it came out "É um dispositivo que deixa você interagir com o consolo..."
Well, he burst out laughing and told me that I ment "console", not "consolo".

(pt-br) o consolo - the dildo

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Osias » 2019-10-25, 2:14

I'd say consolo was a good bet... For European Portuguese.

'Tech' things in pt-br tend to be the same word with a strange pronunciation.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Lutrinae » 2019-10-25, 5:42

Dormouse559 wrote:
Lutrinae wrote:You can also use portrait craché :)

You know, that's probably what the article said, too. I just misremembered :oops: Thanks for the correction.


:D No problem! People would understand either way :))
Thanks for any correction :)

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Postby Lutrinae » 2019-10-25, 5:48

vijayjohn wrote:Spanish (es) cimarrón - feral, rural, wild (plant)


That's interesting! I didn't know this meaning, but it makes all sense because in the French Caribbean, slaves who escaped were called cimarrons or nègres marrons. (I don't know if it applies to the British islands too).
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-10-25, 14:08

(ca) llagot flattery
(es) garito gambling den; hangout
(cy) tin-droi loiter, hang about
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-10-25, 14:35

Lutrinae wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:Spanish (es) cimarrón - feral, rural, wild (plant)


That's interesting! I didn't know this meaning, but it makes all sense because in the French Caribbean, slaves who escaped were called cimarrons or nègres marrons. (I don't know if it applies to the British islands too).

Yes. In English, they're called Maroons. This may also be where the word Seminole ultimately comes from (that's how I learned this word, not really for the first time).

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-10-29, 19:32

(de) Nebenbuhler romantic rival
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-10-29, 22:18

Greek (el) λίμνη límni - lake
Ancient Greek (grc) σφόδρα sphódra - very much, exceedingly

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-11-05, 18:12

(zh-tw) 酷斃 cool
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-11-07, 0:23

Ancient Greek (grc) ὕστερον hústeron - later (adv.)
Greek (el) ύστερος ýsteros - later, posterior

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby france-eesti » 2019-11-12, 7:54

en (en) gitishness
Is it common word in English? Never heard it before! :para:
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Ciarán12 » 2019-11-12, 8:19

france-eesti wrote:en (en) gitishness
Is it common word in English? Never heard it before! :para:


It's fairly common as the ad hoc nominalization of 'git', meaning 'stupid, odious person'.

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-11-12, 15:30

(hi) अंजीर fig
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