Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

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

Postby linguoboy » 2020-11-15, 11:06

Woods wrote:knappenål (Danish) - a pin that you use to stick a piece of paper at the ad board in a supermarket

IOW, a pushpin.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Woods » 2020-11-15, 15:19

linguoboy wrote:
Woods wrote:knappenål (Danish) - a pin that you use to stick a piece of paper at the ad board in a supermarket

IOW, a pushpin.

Yup! That comes as my newest word now, cause I'd never heard anyone talk of those in English so far.

Even though the Google Image' results in Danish seem to show more frequently than those some sort of a needle with a little round thing on top:

https://www.google.com/search?q=knappen%C3%A5l&client=firefox-b-e&sxsrf=ALeKk03MpFUXeB_KxdrTkmfnKtNLS98TQQ:1605453449574&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjhtcKU7ITtAhUhxosKHSx2DMMQ_AUoAXoECA4QAw&biw=1252&bih=556

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

Postby md0 » 2020-11-15, 20:30

Cypriot Turkish gayabarçası (piece of rock) ~= Cypriot Greek τούτος ο ρότσος (this rock): self-deprecating term for Cyprus

Glad to find out we agree on the terminology :)
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Allekanger » 2020-11-16, 6:47

md0 wrote:Cypriot Turkish gayabarçası (piece of rock) ~= Cypriot Greek τούτος ο ρότσος (this rock): self-deprecating term for Cyprus

Glad to find out we agree on the terminology :)

I clumsily connected ρότσος with Ρόδος, thinking for a moment that Greek speaking Cypriots used the name of another island as the self-deprecating term :whistle:

lacklustre (English) - 'lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring'
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby oho » 2020-11-17, 17:54

(es) ladino - cunning (hmm is that kind of anti-semitic? :hmm: )
Watch where the branches of the willows bend
See where the waters of the rivers tend
Graves in the rock, cradles in the sand
Every land is the holy land

Here was the battle to the bitter end
Here's where the enemy killed the friend
Blood on the rock, tears on the sand
Every land is the holy land

Willow by the water bending in the wind
Bent till it's broken and it will not stand
Listen to the word the messengers send
Life like the broken rock, death like the sand
Every land is the holy land

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

Postby Yasna » 2020-11-17, 20:23

oho wrote:(es) ladino - cunning (hmm is that kind of anti-semitic? :hmm: )

Apparently not.

"Inherited from Latin latīnus; compare latín, latino, doublets which were borrowed later. Compare also Portuguese ladino (“learned, cultured”). The sense of "astute" or "crafty" developed from medieval times, when the word was used to describe scholars and learned people, who were familiar with Latin and were involved in a process of "Latinization", i.e. using and incorporating learned terms. It was also used as a general designation for Romance speakers in the Middle Ages, as opposed to others speaking different kinds of languages, especially Arabic in the context of Spain/Iberia (compare the name of Ladino, the Sephardic Jewish language of Spain, descended from a form of Old Spanish, as well as the Ladin of northern Italy)."

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ladino#Spanish
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby oho » 2020-11-17, 20:29

Thanks!
Watch where the branches of the willows bend
See where the waters of the rivers tend
Graves in the rock, cradles in the sand
Every land is the holy land

Here was the battle to the bitter end
Here's where the enemy killed the friend
Blood on the rock, tears on the sand
Every land is the holy land

Willow by the water bending in the wind
Bent till it's broken and it will not stand
Listen to the word the messengers send
Life like the broken rock, death like the sand
Every land is the holy land

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

Postby Sarabi » 2020-11-20, 6:21

skikk - custom på norsk

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