Revdolphin's Weekly Lingot Giveaway Challenge #4 - Synonyms
Language is highly flexible. Authors rely on its flexibility to utilize nuances of meaning to set different moods. This requires, for both authors and readers, a wide vocabulary of understanding a variety of words that mean essentially the same thing. While understanding the subtle differences between synonyms may take a great deal of experience, the first step is simply recognizing that they are synonyms in the first place.
This week’s challenge: Write one word in English. Then write as many words as you can think of in another language that can be translated as that original English word. Points for quantity and originality.
Everybody who enters will get 1 lingot just for taking the challenge. The top three responses will receive an additional 25, 10, and 5 lingots respectively. Winners will be selected on a random weekday next week based on entries received by Sunday night. Last week's winning run-on sentences can be seen here:
THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THIS WEEK'S WINNERS ARE:
25 Lingots: TrangQ
10 Lingots: 1bimic
5 Lingots: Usagiboy7
THE NEW CHALLENGE CAN BE SEEN HERE:
Beautiful - beaux, belle, joli, jolie,de toute beaute, attrayant, attirant, seduisant, elegant, agreable, chic, avenant, avenante, charmant, charmante, magnifique, merveilleux, merveilleuse, mignon, mignone , charmeur, gracieux, gracieuse, ravissant, ravissante, exquis, delectable, plaisante, plaisant, enchanteur, impressionnant, impressionante, etourdissant, etourdissante, stupefiant, stupefiante, glamoureux, glamoureuse...
NOTE: These might get a little wild...
I ran your response through Google translate to see how much it would return as the same word. I was amused (though "minion" threw me off a bit):
Did I cheat by using feminine and masculine genders? :( "Minion"? :D I think they are pretty cute :) Mignon, actually means cute in French, which can also mean beautiful, in a way. (At least to me) Haha, I was just talking with a little girl who LOVED minions, and I told her: "Did you know "Mignon" means "Cute" in French? :) (Mignon is pronounced "Mee-nion" really similar to Minion)
I don't think so. I actually expected to see a lot of that when I posted this.
kind--sympathique, doux, douce, gentil, gentille, magnanime, bon, bonne, généreux, généreuse, bienveillant, affectueux, affectueuse, tendre
Good: giỏi, tốt, được, hay, ngon, tốt đẹp, tốt lành, tuyệt, tuyệt vời, thiện, tuyệt mĩ, tuyệt cú mèo, ngon, giỏi giang, tử tế, tốt bụng, cừ, khéo, đảm đang, tiện lợi, thuận lợi, đúng, phải, khỏe; buono, buon, buona, bello, bella, bravo, brava, bene, benissimo, bon, bien, 好(hao)
Hrm... I'm not so advanced yet. I don't have synonyms, but I have related words.
Building-- el edificio, la casa, el lugar, la oficina, el castillo, el hospital, el (la?) mansion, la escuela, el banco, la biblioteca, la salon de clases. ^_^
建物 (Tatemono)-- 喫茶店kissaten, 銀行ginkou, 病院byouin, 郵便局yuubinkyoku, 学校gakkou, 家ie, 神社jinja (blargy there is a much more common word for temple but it isn't coming to me).
If I think of more before the end of the challenge, I'll add them. I know library is rolling around near the top of my head but it is escaping me at the moment :)
どうもありがとう！ Gracias! Thank you!!
Edit bahahaha!! I had a duh moment so I ran my spelling through Google Translate and it also had a duh moment. LOL! I'm going to make a post for it.