What's your favourite word in your native language?
I think I'll go with 'ponožka' (ponozhka) which means sock. Odd choice but it sounds, well, cool.
I'm a native Farsi speaker, I love the word دوست /doost/ in Farsi, which means "friend" by itself. It's not a loanword. It can be used in an infinitive, دوست داشتن /doost daashatan/ which can mean "To like" or "To love" or both depending on the situation! The most common way to say I like/love you is "دوستت دارم" /doostet daaram/.
Reason: I've never seen a more beautiful etymology: Professor Dehkhoda, the author of The Dictionary, believes it comes from the stem "doos", meaning "glue, to stick". So when you love or like someone, you're closer to them, you stick to them, hug them and don't let them go!
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That is a cool etymology! I have always wanted to learn Farsi, now seeing this, I really hope that the duolingo community decides to create a Farsi program :)
Glad to see you on the site, Ben! (Been quite a while!)
I'd be delighted and thrilled to see Farsi here! (I'd also gladly help you with Farsi!)
Thanks! When a have a free moment, I like to check discussions and see what my duolingo friends are up to. Unfortunately, those moments are few and far between. Yeah, Farsi would be cool to see, as will Hindi and Arabic (hopefully someday)..
Native English speaker.
Probably defenestrate, meaning "to throw (someone) out of a window." It's not a very well-known word, but it's a pretty cool one, in my mind.
Oh, that's actually a word which came to life in my country! And in my lovely city, too. Since it's not a very well known place, this makes me feel somehow proud.
Oh are you from Prague, where they have both the First and Second Defenestration of Prague?
My native language is english...My favorite word is eccentric.Means (in relation to that of a person or their behavior) unconventional and slightly strange.
My favourite words in my native language are ( I'm italian ) :
1) Amico ( Friend )
2) Ciao ( Hello/Hi )
3) Destino ( Destiny )
4) Cielo ( Sky )
'Handschuhe' (which means glove) because it literally means 'Hand shoes' so I just end up thinking of people walking down the streets with shoes on their hands whenever I say/think of this word heh
Bicycle tire valve cap! The Dutch language has some really long words, and this is just one of the cool ones. :)
I am Italian and some of my favourite words are "solenne" (solemn), "cuscino" (pillow), and "burro" (butter).
Native English speaker here and my favorite word is Juxtaposition. It means "the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect."
English speaking native here. Probably a tie between "willy-nilly" and "higgledy-piggledy". I love a lot of words in many languages, but these types of silly nonsensical rhyming words describing a strange concept are among my favorites.
I think "sparkle" is one of those words that lose their meaning after you say them over and over. I could just be because i overthink things... I like your profile picture by the way.
I like the words "food" and "sleep." :) Another word i like is "discombobulated." I hope that is how it's spelled...
I am English: I love the word Pulchritudinous (Pull-kruh-tood-nuss). It means amazingly beautiful, although the word itself sounds like a disease!!! Also the word Rose
That's funny! ;)
My native language is English. For some reason, I like the word path. It just sounds nice! :)
My native language is also english. I have 3 favorites: Literally, vacuum , and radio. I don't know why,they just sound cool
in all my doulingo discussions ive said ive always liked french. ive always wanted to go their and well, i also think it sounds cool. and im really fluent in french already (pretty fluent but not so fluent because youve been on this for much longer)(im 12 percent in animals already(i started 3 days ago!!) merci beacoupe thank you very much