Last word you learned in a foreign language

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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Aszev » Fri 24 Nov 2017, 19:37

VALENCIAN/CATALAN
raspallar 'to brush'
Sound change works in mysterious ways.

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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Lambuzhao » Sat 25 Nov 2017, 08:07

VALENCIAN/CATALAN
raspallar 'to brush'

certainly related to the

SPANISH
raspar 'to scratch' , 'to scrape', and 'to grate'

which gives us the yummy treats

raspado

or

raspadillo

Either way, watch for the brain-freeze!
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Lambuzhao » Sat 25 Nov 2017, 10:01

ALBANIAN

pak nga pak

'Little by little'

But, when the Shqip-speakers told it to me, pak sounded more like /pɑkɕ/ or mebbe /pɑkɕ/
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by lsd » Sat 25 Nov 2017, 12:31

Indonesian wrote:mata hari
eye of the day (sun)...
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by elemtilas » Sat 25 Nov 2017, 17:31

:eng: quillion, the crossguard of a dagger or bayonet
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by eldin raigmore » Sun 26 Nov 2017, 04:23

Aszev wrote:
Sat 11 Nov 2017, 18:41
Write the last word(s) you learned in a foreign language here! [:D]
I can't remember! :'-( [:(] [:'(] [:$]
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Lao Kou » Sun 26 Nov 2017, 10:53

Iyionaku wrote:
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 13:11
:chn: Mandarin

完了 wánliǎo - to finish
For extra fun, have a go with this: 没完没了 méi wán méi liǎo - endless, interminable



For me, from two hours ago at the train station:

:chn: Mandarin

the pò of 豆粕 dòupò - bean pulp, soybean meal/cake

(a middle-aged woman was lugging a full burlap sack labeled 豆粕 in front of me up the escalator -- asked my boyfriend how to read it since I hadn't seen it before -- according to him, it makes for good pig fodder)

Boyfriend likened to zhā, which is "lees, dregs, sediment"

Since then, I've returned home, dived into the dictionary, and yep, that's what's going on. Of course, peregrinations in the dictionary often bear other fruit, so I stumbled upon:

糟粕 zāopò - waste matter, dross, dregs

with the fun of 乱七八糟 luàn qī bā zāo - in a wild mess; and 糟糕 zāogāo - what a mess

So, to recap, new words:

豆粕 dòupò - bean pulp, soybean meal/cake
糟粕 zāopò - waste matter, dross, dregs

but the new character of the day is
道可道,非常道
名可名,非常名
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by svld » Mon 27 Nov 2017, 06:55

"ameliorate"
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Znex » Mon 27 Nov 2017, 07:26

HITTITE

𒈨𒄿𒉿𒀸 meyawas - four

In researching the Anatolian languages for my maybe-Indo-lang, it's rather interesting that they have an entirely different word for 'four'.
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Parlox » Wed 29 Nov 2017, 23:12

I have started learning Thai, today i have learnt three words.

:tha: บน "on", ไม่ a negater, and ว่า "that".
My only conlangs worth mentioning are Lozkazmat, Podmåri, and Delen. Most languages i make i toss out after a week or so, i'm usually working on around 3-7 conlangs.

I'm a native english speaker, though i'm learning Thai, Lozkazmat and German.
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Egerius » Sat 02 Dec 2017, 13:20

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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by GrandPiano » Mon 04 Dec 2017, 02:49

:hkg: Cantonese

dou1 - all; also

This word is different from Mandarin 都 dōu in that addition to the meaning of "all" that seems to be shared by both languages, the Cantonese word can also mean "also".

(Mandarin dōu also has extended meanings of "even" and "already"; I would guess that Cantonese dou1 has these meanings as well, but I'm not sure.)
:eng: - Native
:chn: - B2
:esp: - A2
:jpn: - A2
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Aszev » Sun 07 Jan 2018, 14:16

VALENCIAN/CATALAN
Nadal 'Christmas'
Sound change works in mysterious ways.

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