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

Postby Lutrinae » 2020-02-22, 22:50

(en) Dressed (up) to the nines

To be dressed in a very fancy and formal way.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby linguoboy » 2020-02-24, 18:02

(de) vernehmungsfähig able to be questioned [by police; said of suspects]
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby linguoboy » 2020-03-04, 21:51

(haw) hilahila shy
(haw) kekea albino
(haw) kukuli kneel
(haw) stingy
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Dormouse559 » 2020-03-07, 21:09

(fr)
banquise nf - ice floe; (collectively) pack ice, sea ice
four nm - (of a play, book, etc.) flop (core meaning is "oven")
vulgarisation / vulgarisateur(-trice) scientifique nf/nm(f) - popular science, science communication / science communicator

I heard these words while watching videos from the French YouTube channel DirtyBiology:

DirtyBiology wrote:Alors, spécifiquement, sur la fonte de la banquise, il y a un enjeu majeur, qui est que la fonte de la banquise va en gros ouvrir de nouvelles voies maritimes …

So, specifically about sea ice melt, there is one major issue, which is that sea ice melting will essentially open new maritime routes …


DirtyBiology wrote:Bref, un créateur qui sort sa vidéo ne saura jamais précisément si celle-ci va être un carton ou un four.

Long story short, a creator who posts a video never knows exactly whether it will be a hit (lit. "cardboard box") or a flop.


DirtyBiology wrote:Les humains évoluent-ils encore ? C'est LE sujet numéro un qui a été le plus demandé sur la chaîne, et c'est d'ailleurs un grand classique des journaux de vulgarisation scientifique

Are humans still evolving? It's THE No. 1 most requested topic on the channel, and it's a classic for popular science journals …
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Ashucky » 2020-03-08, 9:57

Here's a new one for me:

(en) (to) inveigh [against] - to complain loudly, to criticise strongly
Slovenščina (sl)English (en)Italiano (it)漢語 (zh)Español (es)Suomi (fi)Svenska (sv)日本語 (ja)فارسی (fa)Nešili (hit)
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Iván » 2020-03-26, 19:12

(ru) по пустякам - for no reason
(ru) X в кайф - smth. is funny
(ru) общество - society
(ru) выбор - choice
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Yasna » 2020-03-27, 16:24

(zh) (pie1) protium
(zh) (dao1) deuterium
(zh) (chuan1) tritium

(The three natural isotopes of hydrogen)
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Iván » 2020-03-29, 19:11

(de-BAR) / (de-AT) aufpappen - to paste smth on/upon
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby linguoboy » 2020-03-29, 19:58

(cy) chwyddo swell
(cy) cŵyn complaint
(cy) dringo climb
(cy) disgyn descend, alight
(cy) gwar nape, scruff [of the neck]
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Yasna » 2020-03-31, 19:44

(no) smittet infected

(cognate with English "smitten" :D )
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby linguoboy » 2020-04-01, 0:59

(cy) gobennydd pillow

The derivation is charming: go- is cognate with Latin sub-, pen means "head", and -ydd is an agent suffix, so the meaning is something like "subheader".

(haw) pilo swampy, foul, having a foul odour

It combines with the negative ʻaʻohe to form a determiner meaning "any old, any kind of", e.g. ʻaʻohe pilo lei "any old lei, any kind of lei whatsoever" [lit. "not a stinking lei"].
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby awrui » 2020-04-01, 12:32

(en) calico: a fur pattern with white, black and brown patches


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