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Old January 7, 2014, 09:13:23 AM
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Talking In any language, what are your favorite words to pronounce?

It can be anything, including places, names, and things.

For me,

Croatian:

tvrda = hard (e.g. hard surface)
Zagreb = Capital of Croatia

Serbian:

Prokuplje = Serbian city (pronounced pro-ku-plieh)
Džigerica = A Serbian dish made with liver (pronounced Jiggerizza)
Zdravo = Serbian greeting, not sure if also used as a goodbye

Spanish:

Tonto = idiot

Romanian:

bună dimineaţa = good morning

Brazilian Portuguese:

Păo = bread (pronounced like "pow" but nasalized.)

European Portuguese:

Espreita = to ambush or to peek (pronounced esh-prai-ta)
Cidade = City (pronounced See-da-de)

Czech:

Vlk = wolf (pronounced like vulk but the U is pronounced like the u in careful)
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There's a ton of others that I currently haven't learned the meaning of yet.

But what are your favorites?
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Old January 7, 2014, 09:28:54 AM
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Haha, what a cool thread idea!

I really like the word Metchka in Croatian, meaning cat (I think).

And ya can't really beat the classic omelette au fromage from Dexter's Lab.

The rest is just a bunch of Japanese words I learned in High school.

Baka: fool
Tonndemonai: "No way!"
Shimatta/Kuso:"Darn it/Crap!"
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Old January 7, 2014, 10:34:50 AM
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English:
"Ambiguous" (not clear in meaning): added bonus that nobody I know knows what this one means.

Italian:
"Dimenticare" (to forget): it's been so long since I sat in an Italian class that I've forgotten what I liked about that word, but apparently whatever it was good enough to be one of my alternate usernames in several web sites.
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Old January 7, 2014, 01:22:29 PM
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Japanese
Renkinjutsushi (Alchemist <3333). Pretty much the only long Japanese word I know by heart.

Italian
Vecchio (Old)
Pomodoro (Tomato, my favorite thing)
Sognare (To dream)
Ciao (Hello, Goodbye)
Attaccato (Attached)

English
Superfluous (more than necessary)
Ingenuity (cleverness)
Discombobulated (Confused)
Fluffernutter (PB&M)

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Old January 7, 2014, 02:17:09 PM
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Atatakakunakatta (Japanese, 暖かくなかった or あたたかくなかった), "wasn't warm"

La arańa anaranjada (Spanish), "orange spider"
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Old January 7, 2014, 05:20:18 PM
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Shenanigans
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Old January 8, 2014, 03:18:04 AM
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English

Anarchy (extreme disorder/without government)
Melancholy (deep sadness)
Ludonarrative Dissonence (the disconnect between the player and the character)
Kerfuffle (fight or disturbance)
Applejack(s) (the cereal or pony)

Spanish

Quince (15)
tararear (to la-la-la; to sing to oneself)

Words are fun sometimes. I like this thread.
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Old June 28, 2014, 05:37:49 AM
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English:
-DEFICIT (Lack of something)
-DEMONSTRABLE (something you can demonstrate)
-ABSTENTIOUS (not indulging in excess)

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Old December 31, 2014, 01:07:45 PM
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Old Norse
Fenrisulfr: meaning Fenris Wolf, the beast destined to devour Odin. It also sounds like sulfur when you slur the syllables.
Gjöll: meaning scream.
Dovahzul
Sovngarde: Skyrim's equivalent of Valhalla, where slain warriors go after death to feast and spar for eternity. Although it isn't clear whether this word is actually in Dovahzul or not, it is definitely fun to say, especially quickly. S'vingaard!
Kruziik: meaning ancient, make sure to roll the r and the z can be pronounced as if German, so more like a ts sound.
German
Feuer: meaning fire.
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Old January 5, 2015, 01:01:21 PM
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English:
- ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM (Political position that originated in 19th-century Britain, opposes proposals for the disestablishment of the Church of England)

I just love this word. Look at it, just LOOK at it!
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Old January 5, 2015, 04:27:37 PM
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Dovahzul
Sovngarde: Skyrim's equivalent of Valhalla, where slain warriors go after death to feast and spar for eternity. Although it isn't clear whether this word is actually in Dovahzul or not, it is definitely fun to say, especially quickly. S'vingaard!
Did you read my mind? I was legitimately thinking about fun words to say in Dovahzul about twenty minutes before I read this 0.0 Also according to most sources I see, "Sovngarde" is canon Dovahzul, but it's longer than a lot of other words in the language and doesn't seem to be compounded from anything else. (Also, it comes from the phrase "resting place" in Scandinavian. So that's fun, I guess.)

Anyway, from said language . . .

Lingrah: "Long." It sounds like a type of pasta. Be quiet. Don't ask. Also it was one of the first words I learned the translation of, so that's fun.

Boziik: "Bold." It sounds like a sound effect you'd see in a comic book or something. Right?

Mahfaeraak: "Forever." Mahfaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaeraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak . Also it's been pointed out to me that it's the only known canon word that uses the "ae" letter combination, so that's sort of interesting.
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Old March 22, 2015, 01:56:13 PM
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English
-Conundrum:
1. a riddle, the answer to which involves a pun or play on words, as What is black and white and read all over? A newspaper.
2. anything that puzzles.

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Old March 23, 2015, 03:00:35 PM
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German
Schmetterling
-A butterfly
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Old March 23, 2015, 09:19:20 PM
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German
Schmetterling
-A butterfly
I think you might have won the thread.
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Old July 28, 2015, 05:17:24 PM
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Du Haust in German word for English means You have or you hate I think
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Old July 28, 2015, 07:12:02 PM
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Du Haust in German word for English means You have or you hate I think
Just looked it up and

Du haust - you hit.
Du hast- you have
Du hasst- you hate

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Old August 16, 2015, 01:08:07 AM
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Lyublyu. It's so cute to say. It means love in Russian, I think.
 
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