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post Jul 1 2017, 12:51 PM
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Gotta love it when a monthly thread inspires you to come out from under your rock and make a thread. The new monthly thread with a beautiful title reminded me that I always wanted to create a monthly thread and name it in my native tongue (must I have gone for Hungarian last time x) but the opportunity has not come up thus far (and some of the months are spelt identically to English actually), maybe in February there'll be one called Veebruar 2018 x

Hopefully this shan't be too spammy or whatnot but are there any non-English words / sayings / or even whole languages that you're particularly fond of?

The first one that came to mind was incroyable which means "incredible" in French and pääsuke which means "swallow" (the bird x) in Estonian. It's the Estonian national bird.

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post Jul 1 2017, 12:55 PM
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In Welsh, the word for squash (the sport) is 'sboncen' which the kids find very amusing for some reason tongue.gif

I also like 'pys slwj' (mushy peas)

In French, I love saying 'L'histoire' (history)
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post Jul 1 2017, 01:09 PM
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Speaking of French Pourquoi meaning why *.*
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post Jul 1 2017, 01:10 PM
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I can't name off the top of my head atm but I have a passion for foreign words, languages, accents etc. so I'll be keeping an eye out for replies here funky.gif
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post Jul 1 2017, 01:15 PM
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QUOTE(T Boy @ Jul 1 2017, 01:55 PM) *
'pys slwj' (mushy peas)

love it

QUOTE(HarryEzra @ Jul 1 2017, 02:09 PM) *
Speaking of French Pourquoi meaning why *.*

always loved this when learning French at school lmao!

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I have a passion for foreign words, languages, accents etc.

I didn't know that ;o I also have just a bit of a THING for these things <3
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post Jul 1 2017, 01:17 PM
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I'm sure I mentioned once about having a certain liking to foreign lyric songs ie loving not knowing what they're saying for some reason laugh.gif
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post Jul 1 2017, 01:19 PM
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'Pamplemousse' which is French for 'grapefruit' has always tickled me.
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post Jul 1 2017, 01:23 PM
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Popdeping >>>>

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post Jul 1 2017, 01:25 PM
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Spanish will always be the most beautiful language for me heart.gif Pretty words/phrases galore like 'mi amor'/'bonita'/'señorita'/'bailar'/'precioso' off the top of my head. I love Spanish words with a double ll (that are pronounced like a y) such as estrella (star) or the place where my great grandma's flat is - Villa Garcia, that's a great combination of two words.

I have always liked 'madame' and 'monsieur' in French.
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post Jul 1 2017, 01:59 PM
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QUOTE(Liаm @ Jul 1 2017, 02:23 PM) *
Popdeping >>>>


Popty ping

And the actual word for microwave is actually microdon tbh
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post Jul 1 2017, 02:06 PM
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Microdon = Tiny mobster laugh.gif
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post Jul 1 2017, 02:15 PM
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post Jul 1 2017, 02:32 PM
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post Jul 1 2017, 02:32 PM
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Trying to remember my favourite words from when I did German GCSE lol ~ 'wunderbar' is a good word #germanpippa x

I also remember my German teacher (RIP x) always rushing us into the classroom at the start of our lessons by saying 'schnell, schnell' (which means 'fast'). Sounds a bit silly but I like it. xx
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post Jul 1 2017, 02:40 PM
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QUOTE(Logged in as: @ Jul 1 2017, 02:17 PM) *
I'm sure I mentioned once about having a certain liking to foreign lyric songs ie loving not knowing what they're saying for some reason laugh.gif

Possibly. I love listening to foreign lyric tunes as well, it seems to confirm the fact that I'm essentially connected more to music / melody / etc. than lyrics (despite loving a good lyric and having written them in the past x)
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post Jul 1 2017, 03:09 PM
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Kakerlake (pronounced cack-a-lacka) is German for cockroach.
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Champignon = mushroom ( sick2.gif ) in French. One of the words that sticks in everyone's heads.
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post Jul 1 2017, 03:39 PM
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すごい (sugoi) is a cute word and I do love a bit of 猫 (neko), it sounds so nice saying it to a cat.
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post Jul 1 2017, 05:58 PM
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Quatsch - means "Rubbish" in German. My German teacher was amaze and she used to give that as a verdict to people attempts at homework or conjugation. wub.gif she was the best teacher. She also used to call people dummkopf which is an idiot
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post Jul 1 2017, 06:57 PM
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QUOTE(Jade @ Jul 1 2017, 02:25 PM) *
Spanish will always be the most beautiful language for me heart.gif Pretty words/phrases galore like 'mi amor'/'bonita'/'señorita'/'bailar'/'precioso' off the top of my head. I love Spanish words with a double ll (that are pronounced like a y) such as estrella (star) or the place where my great grandma's flat is - Villa Garcia, that's a great combination of two words.

I have always liked 'madame' and 'monsieur' in French.

The best Spanish word is sacapuntas though *-* I like words using an 'ñ' like enseñar, niño or piña too but the 'll' is cool too, my fave is llevar.

Basically, Spanish >> the rest
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