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

Postby Linguaphile » 2020-04-24, 4:13

Brzeczyszczykiewicz wrote: обороноспособность

"Defense capability".
Damn, I just can't get enough of all those "о's" in one word! 8-)

:lol:

Here's an Estonian one with nine a's:
(et) vanapaganatagavara = the devil's reservoir (or the devil's stockpile)

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

Postby Brzeczyszczykiewicz » 2020-04-24, 17:28

Linguaphile wrote:Here's an Estonian one with nine a's:
(et) vanapaganatagavara = the devil's reservoir (or the devil's stockpile)


Ah yes, what would we do without Finno-Ugric word building? :mrgreen:
Thanks for sharing!

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

Postby linguoboy » 2020-04-24, 17:34

(tr) paspas doormat

(From a novel where this is a nickname given to one of the characters.)
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Brzeczyszczykiewicz » 2020-04-25, 2:21

linguoboy wrote:(tr) paspas doormat


You know, to my Spanish-accustomed ears, that one sounds somewhat like one of the onomatopoeias that is sometimes used here in Mexico (and probably throughout more of the Spanish-speaking world) for a slap...well, two slaps, really. :silly:

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

Postby Lutrinae » 2020-04-25, 14:47

(ko) 샹송: A popular song widely sung among French people
Thanks for any correction :)

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

Postby Lord_Phil » 2020-04-27, 17:31

Today I've learnt the word "écureuil", french for squirrel :)

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

Postby Brzeczyszczykiewicz » 2020-04-28, 7:35

Lord_Phil wrote:Today I've learnt the word "écureuil", french for squirrel :)


For some reason, I've always loved looking that one up as soon as I start learning a language. :mrgreen:

The last one I've learned is:

зуда-паччахь: "queen" in Chechen.

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

Postby Yasna » 2020-04-28, 19:25

(zh) 木卫一 (mùwèiyī) Io
(zh) 木卫二 (mùwèièr) Europa
(zh) 木卫三 (mùwèisān) Ganymede
(zh) 木卫四 (mùwèisì) Callisto

Moons of Jupiter. Io is the one in my profile picture.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Brzeczyszczykiewicz » 2020-04-29, 17:35

Yasna wrote:(zh) 木卫一 (mùwèiyī) Io
(zh) 木卫二 (mùwèièr) Europa
(zh) 木卫三 (mùwèisān) Ganymede
(zh) 木卫四 (mùwèisì) Callisto

Moons of Jupiter. Io is the one in my profile picture.


Apart from our own and those of Mars, Io is the only moon I can always recognize at a glance, not to mention I love its name.

Perusing the old Van Dale last night I came across this one:

dooddoener It means "clincher" (as in a punning and disarming retort); it literally means "dead-doer". :D

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

Postby Brzeczyszczykiewicz » 2020-05-02, 7:55

пшекать - "To speak using the 'psh' sound a lot, like the Poles." :lol:

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

Postby linguoboy » 2020-05-03, 2:19

(es) caudal flow [of current]
(ca) gallof loafer
(fi) kantapala heel of bread
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Brzeczyszczykiewicz » 2020-05-04, 23:48

linguoboy wrote:(es) caudal flow [of current]
(ca) gallof loafer
(fi) kantapala heel of bread


I'm glad someone took the initiative of including more than one word. :wink:
Here's my troika:

сельскохозяйственный - agricultural
سرة الست - "lady's navel", a type of doughnut with syrup
wait-a-bit / wag-'n-bietjie - a name given to various plants, especially South African, with thorns that catch the clothing of passers-by

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

Postby Yasna » 2020-05-05, 14:03

(ko) 대장장이 blacksmith
(ko) 해자 (垓子) moat
(ko) 도개교 (跳開橋) drawbridge
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby linguoboy » 2020-05-05, 16:39

(cy) diniwed harmless
(cy) dogfen document
(cy) pathew dormouse
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Linguaphile » 2020-05-05, 17:10

(vep) surdutada to make tired, to tire, to wear out (transitive)
(et) silmapesukauss old-fashioned wash basin (i.e., bowl for face-washing)
(et) raudbetoon ferroconcrete
(es) testaferro front (to hide identity or conceal true purpose), frontman

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

Postby Brzeczyszczykiewicz » 2020-05-07, 5:40

человеконенавистничество - misanthropy (I'm aware you could also say мизантропия or нелюдимость, but neither is quite as impressive) :mrgreen:
fawaka - A common Sranantongo greeting, basically "how are you?"
esmolet - Someone who sharpens knives, scissors, etc.
helluo librorum - An obsessive and insatiable bookworm (the entry at my Van Dale adds an important detail: this is not only an overavid reader, but also one who doesn't really process what he reads) :D

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

Postby linguoboy » 2020-05-08, 18:58

(ca) caducifoli deciduous
(cy) ffroenuchel haughty (lit. "nostril-high")
(la) sōligenitus only begotten child
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Multiturquoise » 2020-05-09, 23:26

(el) ευκολάκι - a piece of cake

Example sentence:
Το να το κάνεις είναι ευκολάκι. - Doing it is a piece of cake.

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

Postby Dormouse559 » 2020-05-12, 3:11

(fr)
foyer nm - (of a disease) hot spot (+other meanings)
palétuvier nm - mangrove
centrifugeuse nf - centrifuge; centrifugal juicer

Since foyer also means "home", the newscast I'm listening to went from talking about foyers du COVID-19 (COVID-19 hot spots) to saying many parents of schoolchildren have opted to keep them in the safety of the foyer (home).
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt 2

Postby Brzeczyszczykiewicz » 2020-05-14, 20:00

(Saterland Frisian) Pingel-pangel - toys
(Tzeltal) chihnam tak'in - computer (literally "metal brain")


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