https://www.duolingo.com/Michael.Lubetsky

A Czech Loan-Word in Merriam-Webster's "Word of the Day"

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Probably a coincidence, but Merriam-Webster's "Word of the Day" today (September 6 - the day after Duo's Czech course goes into Beta) happens to be an English loan-word from Czech with a particularly interesting history. More info here:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day

If you are interested, more Czech loan-words into English can be found here:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_of_Czech_origin

September 6, 2017

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Pan.Daniel

Is this a sign!? I think I should take a look at Czech. I loved reading about 'robot' and it's history. I knew a bit before, I'm a huge sci-fi fan - who is bad at remembering facts :-)
Robot Face

Or is it an AI that controls the interwebs - telling us it's all connected?

September 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum

If this is about the word robot, it comes from the word for labour (robota) and Capek came up with the word.

September 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BarbaraCha360905

Just from reading your headline I guessed that the word was robot. I studied that play in first-year university. Pretty cool.

September 6, 2017
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