That is actually impossible, and an impractical line of thought, theres no such thing as a word you dont need to understand. You may not ever use the word, but will hear and see it at some point. Every word you know is one less traipse through a dictionary. Eventually, you will need to know all the words... all the words...
Anyway, whose life isn't made better by knowing the word 'sboncen' :)
I will never need to know all the words. That is actually impossible and an impractical line of thought ;)
My point was really that I'd like to first be learning words and phrases that I can use in simple day-to-day interactions. I can happily chat about pretty much anything in French and Italian and don't know the term for 'sboncen' is those languages - however, having learned more important basics I could ask what it meant and understand the answer and/or guess from context.
Another way of looking at it: Many of these words share common roots with words we know in other languages, and seeing both the commonality and (sometimes) the radical difference is part of the pleasure of learning a new language.
Ahh don't worry about, you'll know all the words in the end, it's inevitable...
It's a long game :)
It's funny that this is the sport, not the fruit, but the name sounds like pumpkin, a variety of the fruit.
To me, it sounds like "spanking," which sort of describes the motion of the racket ...
Good question. If it's anything to go on: many towns' leisure centres I've visited throughout South Wales have squash courts? Maybe it's one of those things we take for granted?
Like Jai Lai courts throughout Euskalherria. Something key to the history of the culture?
It's from the word (y)sbonc which means "jump, leap, bounce, jerk, pulse, beat...". They're not sure where (y)sbonc comes from exactly though.
Could someone explain the game called 'Squash'? I've never heard of it before.
Oh hey, this looks a lot like racquetball, which is common in the states. I never knew.