Favourite word in a foreign languge
What is your favourite word in a foreign language?
Mine is œuf, in French! It can be any language even one not on duolingo.
My favourite words in Korean are 봄비 (romanized: bom bi) meaning spring rain and 아침 식사 (romanized: achim sigsa) which means breakfast. One of my ultimate word favourites is fika, in Swedish. It's a verb that means: have coffee.
These three words just sound so lovely, at least to my ear.
Kilig (Filipino-Tagalog) the feeling of butterflies in the stomach. Consider having a long eye contact with your crush and she smiled. Then sometime later, when you see your friend, you will go shake him like a coconut tree because you're so much kilig.
Gigil (Filipino-Tagalog) Nope, it's not giggle, but it is similar. it is the irresistible urge to squeeze someone. (maybe out of cuteness or anger). We Filipinos sometimes go "Gigil mo si akó" when triggered and wanna puch you on the face. "gigil" is a weird contronym :/
Sobremesa (Castillan Spanish) the still ongoing conversation after a meal
Meryenda/Merienda (Spanish-Filipino) basically to go snacks on 10am or 3pm (not exact, it could be from 10-10:15 or even until 10-10:45 or 15:00-15:15)
I like the Esperanto words Krokodili, and Kabei. Both are verbs, but their meaning is so complex, it boggles the mind that these words, though small in size, can communicate gigantic thoughts. Krokodili means to speak your native language when Esperanto is more appropriate. And, Kabei, means to leave the Esperanto movement suddenly, after having been very active before. Also, the Klingon idiom of chab chu’ always makes me smile, chab chu’ means new technology, but one dialect pronounces it as chan chu’, or new pie.
My favorite word is in Dutch: schildpadden! It means turtle! I think it is fun to say, and hey, who doesn't love turtles? My favorite word in Greek(out of the ones I know): Meraki! I think it sounds festive and colorful, even though it it only a word.