Your favourite word ...
What's your favourite word in a language you are studying? I like the Italian word: asciugamano and I don't understand why. What's yours?
Maybe 水曜日 (suiyoubi). It means "Wednesday," and for the most part the only reason I like it is the way it sounds and the fact that 水 means "water" (all the days of the week in Japanese are named after either one of the five classical elements of China (essentially the four classical western elements plus gold), the sun, or the moon).
This is a great post!
In Spanish I like the word relámpago (lightning), because it sounds very emphatic. I'm also childishly amused by the German word Fahrzeug (vehicle), because it is so onomatopoeic, at least until internal combustion cars are replaced with their electric kin.
Mine are two phrases in Spanish: Es posible, pero no se. (It's possible, but I don't know.) And also, "Estamos listos?" (Are we ready?). I've incorporated these into regular usage, even though 99% of my friends don't know any Spanish. By now, several of them are fluent in these two phrases xD