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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-03-22, 15:12

(uk) кацап Russian [derogatory]
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-03-26, 21:22

(ca) empat draw (sports)
(de) stillen breastfeed
(he) עוף bird
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Gadano » 2019-03-29, 9:46

pauken (de) - to learn really hard something
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-03-29, 14:28

(ga) giobach rough, shaggy
(ga) saighid incite
(ga) spoch as tease
(ga) tionchar impact

(es) bengala flare
(es) enjambre swarm
(es-MX) parque ammo
(es) rodear surround
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Car » 2019-03-29, 17:07

linguoboy wrote:(es) bengala flare

While you're at it, you might as well want to learn (de) Bengalo as a colloquial word for flare.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Iván » 2019-04-03, 11:04

(de) saufen - to guzzle, to drink alcohol continually
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Aleksey » 2019-04-07, 8:34

linguoboy wrote:(uk) кацап Russian [derogatory]

Hello! :D
As I can remember from this https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Quiet_Flows_the_Don

Not "кацап" but "москаль" was the right name for Russian. Of course both of this words have enough negative sense like "nigga" or "niger" ( excuse me ).
But I need notice "кацап" was used by cossacs for settled ukranians.
And if it is interesting for somebody : "гуцул" was used for man from Moldavia.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-04-09, 15:43

(osa) wéðį rope
(osa) wéšį oatmeal
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-04-10, 15:14

(fr-QC) gratteux stingy, cheap; scratchcard
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-04-12, 14:34

(es-MX) cuerito pickled pig skin
(it) cotica pork rind
(vi) đồ chua pickled shredded carrot and radish (lit. "sour thing")
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Luís » 2019-04-17, 8:34

(fr) beffroi belfry
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Dormouse559 » 2019-04-17, 16:01

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rouleau à pâtisserie nm - rolling pin
échafaudage nm - scaffolding
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby JackFrost » 2019-04-20, 3:09

linguoboy wrote:(fr-QC) gratteux stingy, cheap; scratchcard

These days, it just means the scratchcards.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-04-23, 19:53

(ga) teilileideoir teleprompter
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Luís » 2019-04-27, 15:12

(fr) trombone paper clip (yeah, it kinda looks similar to the musical instrument when you think of it)
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Olinguito » 2019-04-27, 20:35

Luís wrote:(fr) trombone paper clip (yeah, it kinda looks similar to the musical instrument when you think of it)

It can mean both.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Luís » 2019-04-29, 8:21

Olinguito wrote:
Luís wrote:(fr) trombone paper clip (yeah, it kinda looks similar to the musical instrument when you think of it)

It can mean both.


Hence my comment...
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby md0 » 2019-04-29, 8:34

(de) Zyprer [Cyprian]

It's in the title of a photo exhibition opening soon at the local Goethe-Institut. In class, we were taught the nationality is Zypriot. It seems like Zyprer is the term in official use. I can say that at least most Greek-Cypriots hate being referred with the non -iot term, eg Cyprian in English.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-04-29, 14:43

I didn't even know until now that Cyprian was a word in English.

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-04-29, 14:48

vijayjohn wrote:I didn't even know until now that Cyprian was a word in English.

It sounds somewhat archaic to me, at least in reference to people. According to the OED, in Victorian times it mean "licentious" and was applied to prostitutes, so I can see why modern Cypriots might not be found of it.
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