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

Postby md0 » 2020-08-08, 7:00

linguoboy wrote:(de) Schwippschwager co-brother-in-law (fem. Schwippschwägerin)


If I parse this right, it's equivalent to
(el-cy) σύγαμπρος (m.), συννύφισσα (f.)

Γαμπρός and νύφη can been both groom and bride but also brother-/son- and sister-/daughter-in-law, and συν- is co-.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Osias » 2020-08-08, 23:33

In Portuguese concunhado, but it's rarely used. If I recall correctly.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Linguaphile » 2020-08-08, 23:38

Osias wrote:In Portuguese concunhado, but it's rarely used.

Concuñado in Spanish, as well, with concuño as a variant.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby linguoboy » 2020-08-09, 1:30

Osias wrote:In Portuguese concunhado, but it's rarely used. If I recall correctly.

Is consogro more common?
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Osias » 2020-08-09, 1:37

Never heard that.

I remember my mother trying to come up with a word for that and using sócio, like a commercial partner. Nobody seemed to know a proper word for the concept.
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Postby Hoogstwaarschijnlijk » 2020-08-09, 15:26

Faffer (English) - someone who wastes time doing unnecessary
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Postby linguoboy » 2020-08-09, 16:05

(es) moridero a place where one goes to die
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Dormouse559 » 2020-08-11, 16:26

(fr) colistier/colistière nm/nf - running mate, vice-presidential candidate; fellow candidate on party list (< co- "together" + liste "list" + -ier profession suffix)

I saw this word in the Facebook post quoted below:
La Libre wrote:Pour Trump, une femme colistière de Biden, c'est "une offense faite aux hommes"

For Trump, "men are insulted by" Biden picking female VP

I did a somewhat loose English translation to make Trump's original quotation fit grammatically.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby linguoboy » 2020-08-12, 3:17

(es) cancerbero doorman, gatekeeper, goalie
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby linguoboy » 2020-08-22, 16:02

(es-mx) garambullo blue-myrtle cactus (Myrtillocactus geometrizans)
(es-mx) metepantle cultivated field between rows of magueys
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Yasna » 2020-08-23, 23:46

(ta) சித்தி (chithi) aunt
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby linguoboy » 2020-08-25, 22:53

(fr) véraison transitional stage between unripeness and full ripeness, especially in grapes
(fr-frc) sacalait crappie; white perch
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby vijayjohn » 2020-08-29, 10:41

Yasna wrote:(ta) சித்தி (chithi) aunt

Generally, ச is pronounced [sa] rather than [t͡ʃa] IME, although lower-caste people are apparently more likely to use [t͡ʃa], which is probably the older pronunciation. In other words, people probably pronounce this more like [ˈsit̪i]. This term might have come from an earlier form like ?சிற்றி [ˈsitri] or something, which I guess would literally be something like 'small woman'.

சித்தி FWIU doesn't really mean the same things 'aunt' does but rather specifically 'mother's younger sister', 'father's younger brother's wife', or even 'father's second wife'. Some Malayalees say [t͡ʃɪˈtəpɛn] for 'father's younger brother', though in my family, we instead say [uˈpaːpɛn], and that is what my older niece calls me (my younger niece was just born earlier this year). [t͡ʃɪˈtəpɛn] would literally mean 'small dad'. We also have [kɔˈt͡ʃəmma], which is in fact a more general term for 'aunt' or even 'auntie' but reserved for middle-class women (in fact, it can also mean 'middle-aged middle-class woman' in general) and literally means 'small mother', using the word we usually use in Malayalam for 'small', cognate with one of the words for 'shrimp' in Malayalam (and probably in Tamil as well).

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

Postby Linguaphile » 2020-09-06, 14:59

(es-mx) cadena perpetua life sentence
(es-mx) calavera tail light
(es-mx) chicle y pega see if it works out; give it a shot (said of something that's not likely to work out, but might; along the lines of "it doesn't hurt to try")
(es-mx) estar frito to be in deep trouble, to be screwed
(es-mx) mocharse to chip in, contribute money

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

Postby Linguaphile » 2020-09-16, 8:34

(es) a piñón fijo stubbornly, relentlessly
(es) bricolaje DIY, do-it-yourself work
(es) avatares ups and downs, twists and turns, vicissitudes


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