Last word you learned in a foreign language

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Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Aszev » 11 Nov 2017 18:41

Write the last word(s) you learned in a foreign language here! [:D]

For me:

NORWEGIAN (NN)
- førebudd 'prepared'

FINNISH
- tukea 'to support'
- tuki 'support'

ENGLISH
- beanie (I've always just used 'hat'...)
Sound change works in mysterious ways.

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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Thrice Xandvii » 11 Nov 2017 20:04

Cool idea for a thread! (Unfortunately, I can't recall the last word I learned as I'm not actively studying anything.)
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by elemtilas » 11 Nov 2017 20:22

:phl: panihapon, supper
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Creyeditor » 11 Nov 2017 21:33

The last word I learned was probably :idn: korting meaning discount, borrowed from Dutch and often used figuratively.
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Iyionaku » 11 Nov 2017 22:00

:chn: Mandarin

出行 chu1xing2 - to go on a journey. Saw it on a poster from Zhengzhou in a newspaper.
Wipe the glass. This is the usual way to start, even in the days, day and night, only a happy one.

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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Lambuzhao » 12 Nov 2017 01:19

I had a mantra on the moss when I had to go to bed
Sorry if I'm violating something or other, but:

I made a mantra on the moss when Morpheus embraced me.


I could not help myself. [B)]

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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Lambuzhao » 12 Nov 2017 01:26

BTW,

:chn: 越南香蕉
Yuènán xiāngjiāo

:vie2: Chuối xîem
Viet {sweet} bananas

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Actually, I eat them when they look more like this outside :

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Yummy yum yum!
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Thrice Xandvii » 12 Nov 2017 02:29

That last link won't work as an image because it doesn't have a file type, try this one: http://sloabn.com/wp-content/uploads/20 ... huoi-2.jpg
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Egerius » 12 Nov 2017 13:55

English
to rescind (thanks to Lao Kou!)

SW-Middle English
stappen ‘to step, to move, to enter’
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by elemtilas » 12 Nov 2017 15:38

Lambuzhao wrote:
12 Nov 2017 01:26
:vie2: Chuối xîem
Viet {sweet} bananas
:phl: saba

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWSbow6VSv0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5FVKwijLw0

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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Lao Kou » 12 Nov 2017 16:46

Egerius wrote:
12 Nov 2017 13:55
English
to rescind (thanks to Lao Kou!)
You're welcome. [:)] So what, zurücktreten?

One of the joys of the expatriate lifestyle is that you're bombarded with new words all the time. And with characters, there's a never-ending reservoir of obscure ones for kanji freaks like myself. My boyfriend seems to think I'm a bottomless font of genteel expressions in both English and Chinese, so it's fun to see him get whiplash when I pull out something rather less-than-genteel. This week, the term learned was 脑残 (nǎocán), which I'll translate, pardon my French, as "shit for brains".

Gosh, so many. Another fun one -- 魔都 (módū), an alternative appellation for Shanghai.
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by clawgrip » 13 Nov 2017 02:06

I think the last word I learned was:

:jpn: 仮釈放
kari-shakuhō

"parole" (the crime kind, not some sort of speech)

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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Lao Kou » 14 Nov 2017 12:26

From a French game show -- don't know how I missed it lo these many years:

:fra: une cosse - a pod (as for peas); which led to avoir la cosse - feel lazy (an idiom my dictionary lists as "dated", but I think I have the age and sarcasm to pull it off, eh what? [;)] )

Just now, same show, different day -- though I can see having missed this one:

:fra: une génisse - a heifer

Breaking the rules here, as this is not a foreign language for me, but just a [O.O] moment (from a film review of Breakfast at Tiffany's):

:eng: whilom - former, erstwhile, having once been (I imagine this will be one of those that, having encountered it, I now see everywhere)
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by gestaltist » 14 Nov 2017 14:11

outwith - Scottish English for "outside, beyond"

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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Egerius » 14 Nov 2017 17:20

gestaltist wrote:
14 Nov 2017 14:11
outwith - Scottish English for "outside, beyond"
I've known that one for... three and a half years.
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by elemtilas » 14 Nov 2017 17:47

Egerius wrote:
14 Nov 2017 17:20
gestaltist wrote:
14 Nov 2017 14:11
outwith - Scottish English for "outside, beyond"
I've known that one for... three and a half years.
How about vivisepulture?

Or tonic?

Or jawn? (I haven't even heard of that one!)

Or davenport?
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Thrice Xandvii » 14 Nov 2017 18:58

vivisepulture!? jawn!? The rest I know!
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Aszev » 19 Nov 2017 12:26

DUTCH
- de boete 'a fine, fee'

FINNISH
- kotelo 'pupa, cocoon, case, cover'
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by AlwaysForget » 22 Nov 2017 20:06

Here's some interesting Basque derivation:
Balitz "if he/she/it were..."
and derived from that with the adnominal -ko suffix
Balizko "Hypothetical"
Balizko olak burdinarik ez "A hypothetical forge doesn't (produce) any iron." (proverb)

Interesting! [:D]
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Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Post by Iyionaku » 23 Nov 2017 13:11

:chn: Mandarin

完了 wánliǎo - to finish
Wipe the glass. This is the usual way to start, even in the days, day and night, only a happy one.

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