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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Dormouse559 » 2019-05-11, 18:16

JackFrost wrote:(fr) rate (f) /rat/
(en) spleen

Ahh, interesting. I only knew that French had borrowed spleen for the "bad temper" meaning. The word for the actual organ had never aroused my curiosity.


(fr) égérie f - muse (of an artist); face (of a brand/cause); (brand) ambassador

All senses seem to mainly refer to women.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby JackFrost » 2019-05-12, 23:35

Furthermore, I never knew that spleen can mean bad temper. o,O So...

(fr) spleen (m) /splin/ - mauvaise humeur
(en) spleen - bad mood

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Dormouse559 wrote:Ahh, interesting. I only knew that French had borrowed spleen for the "bad temper" meaning. The word for the actual organ had never aroused my curiosity.

Before I had known the word, I prolly would've most likely understood "la rate" as "miss" by analogy with the verb "rater".
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-05-13, 14:42

(tr) tatar yayı crossbow [lit. "Tatar bow"]
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-05-14, 15:40

(th) โสเภณี prostitute
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Johanna » 2019-05-16, 0:55

begpacker

A person from a Western country begging on the streets of a much poorer one, asking for funds to continue their backpacking adventure in the area or around the world.

We have no equivalent word in Swedish.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Dormouse559 » 2019-05-16, 18:19

JackFrost wrote:
Dormouse559 wrote:Ahh, interesting. I only knew that French had borrowed spleen for the "bad temper" meaning. The word for the actual organ had never aroused my curiosity.

Before I had known the word, I prolly would've most likely understood "la rate" as "miss" by analogy with the verb "rater".

Mmm, likewise.


Johanna wrote:begpacker

A person from a Western country begging on the streets of a much poorer one, asking for funds to continue their backpacking adventure in the area or around the world.

We have no equivalent word in Swedish.

Ooh, didn't know that one.


(fr) entarter v - to pie, to hit in the face with a pie
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Ciarán12 » 2019-05-17, 7:13

(pt-br) cova

This one might also be a candidate for the False Friends thread with its cognates (en-GB) cave and (es) cueva. I knew it already with the meaning "hole in the ground", but apparently it's specifically a hole in the ground for burying the dead, an open grave.

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Vlürch » 2019-05-17, 15:15

English (en) bogle
It's a pretty funny word, and I'll absolutely have to use it somewhere now that I know it just because. :lol:

Johanna wrote:begpacker

A person from a Western country begging on the streets of a much poorer one, asking for funds to continue their backpacking adventure in the area or around the world.

Can a begpacker be Japanese, Korean, etc. as well or does it only refer to people from western countries? :hmm: Asking because if it only refers to western ones, what would people from Asian countries who do that be called without it being racist?

I mean, of course westerners do it a lot more because apparently westerners in general are cheap and disrespectful dicks abroad (and that's actually one of the reasons I'm unsure about ever travelling anywhere myself), but there are a handful of results on Google for "Japanese begpackers" and one for "Korean begpackers", so apparently people use it to refer to them too even if it's only "supposed" to refer to westerners. At a glance all the results seem to be about it being a problem in Thailand, though, so maybe it's an extension of the term only used in Thai English?

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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Johanna » 2019-05-18, 21:27

Vlürch wrote:
Johanna wrote:begpacker

A person from a Western country begging on the streets of a much poorer one, asking for funds to continue their backpacking adventure in the area or around the world.

Can a begpacker be Japanese, Korean, etc. as well or does it only refer to people from western countries? :hmm: Asking because if it only refers to western ones, what would people from Asian countries who do that be called without it being racist?

I mean, of course westerners do it a lot more because apparently westerners in general are cheap and disrespectful dicks abroad (and that's actually one of the reasons I'm unsure about ever travelling anywhere myself), but there are a handful of results on Google for "Japanese begpackers" and one for "Korean begpackers", so apparently people use it to refer to them too even if it's only "supposed" to refer to westerners. At a glance all the results seem to be about it being a problem in Thailand, though, so maybe it's an extension of the term only used in Thai English?

I just learned about it, so you have to ask people from Japan and Korea.

It's just that the Backpacker thing started out as Western, and this is a play on that.
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Ciarán12 » 2019-05-21, 13:21

(pt-pt) galgamento - overtopping; overwash

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Postby linguoboy » 2019-05-21, 18:41

(osa) oðíhtą kˀą́saaki train [lit. "it rolls fleetly"]
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Postby linguoboy » 2019-05-23, 14:37

(fr-frc) radote idle chat, gossip
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-05-24, 16:06

(de) Bajadere temple dancer
(fr-frc) gningnin whiny/whingey
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-05-31, 21:05

(osa) mąąstósto mud
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-06-03, 16:07

(fr) censé(e) supposed to
(de) Erinnerungsbuch scrapbook
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Luís » 2019-06-04, 9:41

(en) portapotty portabe toilet
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-06-04, 14:10

(osa) héeoce monkey [lit. "looks for lice"]
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby Dormouse559 » 2019-06-05, 17:27

(fr)
monnayer v - monetize, make money off of
débaptiser v - rechristen, change the name of
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-06-05, 17:36

(es) tener mundo/(es-AR)calle/(es-MX)barrio to have street smarts
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Re: Last word in a foreign language that you learnt

Postby linguoboy » 2019-06-06, 16:37

(es-MX) chalán helper
(es-MX) changarro shop
(es) garra tenacity [lit. "claw"]
(es) maña skill; trick
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