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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-11-12, 23:12

Never heard either of these words myself. The Hindi word inspired me to look up the Malayalam word for 'fig'.

Ancient Greek (grc) κτάομαι ktáomai - I acquire, get
Ancient Greek (grc) κτῆμα ktêma - piece of property, possession
Greek (el) κτήμα ktíma - property, real estate, farm
Greek (el) αγρόκτημα agróktima - farm

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-11-13, 0:37

Ciarán12 wrote:
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'.

But, specifically British (i.e. not common in American English).

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-11-16, 18:20

(vro) tsuug moccasin (= (et) pastel)
(vro) tsuvvakabõl moccasin lace (= (et) pastlapael)

Distribution of the word tsuug (var. tsoog, gen. tsuvva) in Võro (light green) and southern Estonian (purple and olive green):
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Distribution of the word pastel (gen. pastla) in northern Estonian (yellow, red, bright green, blue, grey), southern Estonian (purple and olive green) and Võro (Karula Parish only, in light green):
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-11-18, 16:38

(ru) кокошник traditional Russian headdress
(ru) накосник ornament worn at the end of a Russian braid
(ru) сарафан traditional Russian pinafore dress
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-11-21, 1:48

(vro) üsk the space between the arms and the front upper body (= (et) süli)
(vro) üskä into one's lap (= (et) sülle)
(vro) üsätämä to hug, embrace (= (et) sülelema)
(vro) üsätäüś armful (= (et) sületäis)
(vro) üsäpini lapdog (= (et) sülekoer)
(vro) üsäpuutri laptop computer ( = (et) sülearvuti)

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Ciarán12 » 2019-11-22, 20:23

Just recieved a letter from Portugal, and learned a new word in a rather unfortunate way:

(pt-pt) coima - (pt-br) multa ((en-gb) fine)

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Ciarán12 » 2019-11-30, 13:37

Mais uma:

(pt-pt) cancro - (pt-br) câncer

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-12-04, 22:44

(cy) pidlen penis
(ga) fuadaigh abduct
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Luís » 2019-12-05, 9:32

Ciarán12 wrote:Just recieved a letter from Portugal, and learned a new word in a rather unfortunate way:

(pt-pt) coima - (pt-br) multa ((en-gb) fine)


That's just legalese. The common word for "fine" in EP is multa as well.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Ciarán12 » 2019-12-05, 9:55

Luís wrote:
Ciarán12 wrote:Just recieved a letter from Portugal, and learned a new word in a rather unfortunate way:

(pt-pt) coima - (pt-br) multa ((en-gb) fine)


That's just legalese. The common word for "fine" in EP is multa as well.


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