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Old 11-09-2017, 09:42 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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French: chandelier, échantillon, pleuvoir, rétrouveilles, éffleurer, flâneur, réveiller, glissant, bouleverser, planche, souffle, blanchâtre.

German: Verantwortlichkeit, Gemeinschaft, Weiterentwicklung, Benutzeroberfläche, Schmetterling, Zeitungsverlag, Luftschloss, Frühlingsgefühle, Staatsangehörigkeit.

Italian: ricordare, città, preghiera, amabile, sorella, appassionata, stringere, fanciulla, mezzogiorno.

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Old 11-09-2017, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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There is a song in French called "Tout ce qui est dégueulasse porte un joli nom" (Everything that sucks has a pretty name).


Here are some of the words from the song and their translation in English.


tarentule = tarantula
épine = thorn
porte-avions = aircraft carrier
fourmilière = needle
acide = acid et calice
cercueil = coffin
cicatrice = scar
guillotine = guillotine
baïonnette = bayonet
ambygdale = tonsil
vérole = smallpox
ecchymose = bruise
ortie = thistle
carabine = shotgun
cyanure = cyanide
menotte = handcuff
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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Capiche. (do you understand?)
This is neither proper Italian or the correct spelling in Italian, though. It's... uhm... Itanglish.
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:28 PM
 
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Howdy
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Ankara, Turkey
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Whazzup?
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:43 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Puro 'tilin tilin' y nada de paleta. Literally = Too much 'ring-a-ding ding' and no lolly.

i.e. All talk no action.
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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In Italian; Allora.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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There are certain words in Portuguese which I just love. Janela, passarinho, bailinho, formoso, maravilhoso, cidade (Brazilian pronunciation. Window, little bird, little dance. Beautiful. Marvelous. City.
And so many others.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Arabic: yallah habibi
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Old Today, 03:19 PM
 
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Italian: "Dolce far niente" = It's nice, just to relax and do nothing.

"La Dolce Vita" = the sweet life
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