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A hobby was actually a little poney (before the toy).
A kid is a actually a young goat.

Your turn.
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CYBORG -> cybernetic organism
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>>53879849
I wasn't aware of this.

BAMP for other english words, chinese words etc
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Somewhat related, false friends with same etymology

>German - Swedish
Stroh = halm (pile of straw)
Halm = strå (single straw)

>German - Dutch
(masculine) See = meer (lake)
Meer = zee (sea)
But you can also use female "See" for sea, and some type of lakes in volcanic craters in the Eifel region are called "Maar"
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>>53882964
english : actually
french : actuellement : nowadays

english : eventually
french : éventuellement : maybe (just in case)
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>>53883450
Yeah we're using those your way too like most languages that loaned them from Latin, English did some special snowflake thing here for some reason
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>>53883450
>>53883869

actual (adj.)
early 14c., "pertaining to an action,"
from Old French actuel "now existing, up to date" (13c.),
from Late Latin actualis "active, pertaining to action,"

Sounds like it's the French being special
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>>53884090
I mean, you could spin it either way. The French use it to say what is going on (acting) currently while in English, it's just what it's true traits, behaviours, actions are.
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Your mom was actually a whore.

Tende and Brigue were actually Tenda e Briga

Nice was actually Nizza

Corsica was actually Genoese

French is a synonym for thief
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>>53884090
>Sounds like it's the French being special

Ever heard of the word "actuality" ?
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>>53884090
Your point is trite. I didn't mean to say that the french meaning was superior.

I'm actually quite happy with my Sony Reader (2011), you can choose between two dictionaries for english (american or brit). Double click any word, you get the whole etymology. I get off to this. I think it helps to remember new and rare words.
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>>53884377

Kneel.
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>>53884456
I was just showing it to Germany :(
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>>53884377
No hard feelings, all white french are gallo-romans anyway. You used to call us "cocks" in a semi- bad way, as seen in Caeser's War of Gauls. Now we're proud of it, even though some kings (or Pétain?) wanted to get rid of this animal symbol.

>>53884570
nevermind.
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>>53884570
It's in German, Spanish like in French.
Not so special.
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>>53884456
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Dziewczyna (girl) and dziwka (whore) come from dziewka (girl).
Kobieta (woman) used to be derogatory and comes from kob (sty) or kobyła (mare).
Pierdolić (to fuck; to talk bullshit), which is the strongest swear word in Polish language used to be just a regular, innocent word (to talk nonsense).
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>Dutch
>poepen = pooping

>Flemish
>poepen = fucking

YOU LITERALLY CANT MAKE THIS SHIT UP
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>>53886016
On a similar note, "Hure"/"whore" has as Latin equivalent the adjective "carus" (dear/beloved)
Also "Scheiße"/"shit" is related to Greek-derived "schism" (the relation is that you "separate" something when you take a dump)
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>>53883450
aktualnie - recently
Also:
ewentualnie - possibly, if necessary
konfident - squealer
ekspedient - shop assistant
fart - luck
patetyczny - pompous
z Prus - from Prussia (this is actually the etymology of the word spruce)
no - yeah
ten - this one
prezerwatywa - condom
karma - fodder
akademik - dorm
lektura - reading
audycja - broadcast
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>>53886115
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIyeNRbbKBw
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>>53879849
ROBOT:
from Czech robota (forced work as a servant) which comes from from Old Slavonic paбoтa (slavery)
coined in the 1921science-fiction play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek, on suggestion by his brother Josef and used by the english edition as is, without translating
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>>53886115
Will never try to get flemish girls from now onwards.
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>>53887405
forgot link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQbjC82x3Rg
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>>53887405
>Čapek
:DD
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>>53887405
Noice, I forgot that one.
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>>53886847
>fart - luck
kek
We use it as a Norwegian word in French (ski polish), I made an English Erasmus girl burst out laughing with this
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Kurac (serbian word for dick) has its roots in an old slavic word kur, which means "a rooster".
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TECHNOLOGIC:
from Ancient Greek τεχνολογία, which is composed of τέχνη (craft, art) and λογία (a suffix denoting study of a subject or branch of knowledge), and the suffix -ic, which derives from French -ique (used to form adjectives from nouns)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtdWHFwmd2o
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>>53888371
Buy it, use it, break it, fix it,
Trash it, change it, mail - upgrade it,
Charge it, point it, zoom it, press it,
Snap it, work it, quick - erase it,
Write it, cut it, paste it, save it,
Load it, check it, quick - rewrite it,
Plug it, play it, burn it, rip it,
Drag and drop it, zip - unzip it,
Lock it, fill it, call it, find it,
View it, code it, jam - unlock it,
Surf it, scroll it, pause it, click it,
Cross it, crack it, switch - update it,
Name it, rate it, tune it, print it,
Scan it, send it, fax - rename it,
Touch it, bring it, pay it, watch it,
Turn it, leave it, start - format it.
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>>53888042
Here, "Fahrt" (pronounced pretty much the same as English "fart") means "a ride"
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>>53887405
>Slavonic
"Slav" itself has given the english word "slave", through the Russians, afaik
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>>53888533
WASTE:
from Ancient Chanish: waste of air (you)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA97I1VFamA
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>>53888371
A french scholar from /fr/ taught us about Das Gestell (~the disposition) in Heidegger critique of technology.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestell

>>53879617
Also, this early bike was called a hobby!
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>>53891266
I'd love a teacher with those references for each word.
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RUOSKA
(Finnish) whip
From Russian póзгa (rózga).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj6WyIKTbN4
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RUSALKA
(Slavic mythology) A female water spirit that leads handsome men to their deaths underwater.
From Russian pycáлкa (rusálka, “mermaid, siren”)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN8qAKP3cbg
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NADZIEJA
(Polish) hope
From Proto-Slavic *nadědja.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPF5tDBdM8s
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CHOKE
From Middle English choken (also cheken), from Old English *ċēocian, āċēocian (“to choke”), probably derived from Old English ċēoce, ċēace (“jaw, cheek”) Cognate with Icelandic kok (“throat”), koka (“to gulp”).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10eH61ID784
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>>53879617
Trabajar (to work) in spanish unlike other romance languages comes from a torture device for slaves.
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MAIGRE
(French) meagre, skinny
From Old French, from Latin macer, macrum, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mh2ḱros.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHG9WbyHKmg
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The English verb to scold is a derivation of scald, the English equivalent of a Scandinavian bard, whose duties included writing mocking and satiric verse about his peers.
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>>53886016
>Kobieta (woman) used to be derogatory and comes from kob (sty) or kobyła (mare).

You know, this was my first instinct (that it comes from kobila), but I thought this connection was so insulting and far-fetched that my notion was wrong. Pierdolić though inevitably reminds me of prdeti (to fart).
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>>53892313
Well, I learnt that the french "travail" also comes from torture.
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LEL -> variation of LOL (laughing out loud)
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In IT, the word 'reference' is a reference to a reference to an object in some programming languages.
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>>53892730
I thought you used something like lavoro
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>>53892537
noice
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the word 'salary' is derived from the Latin word for salt.

the word 'soldier' is derived via French from the 'solidus', a denomination of Roman coin.
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>>53892803
Well, apparently "labor" doesn't have a very positive connotation either. But yeah it's not as bad as "torture", kek.

labōrō
>I suffer, am oppressed, am afflicted with
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/laboro#Latin

We also have the old/literary word "labeur", esp. "dur labeur" (hard labour"), meaning hard work.
But cool kids have a "taf" or look for "du taf" or "taff". idk where this comes from.
And we have no Labour party. Well I mean, yes, we do, one of the smallest communist parties is called Parti des Travailleurs (PT)
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>>53893046
Intredazting, thanks
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>>53893046
>cool kids have a "taf" or look for "du taf"
found it on wiktionary...
acronym for "Travail À Faire" (work to be done)
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The earliest meaning of 'recorder' in English denotes a type of flute such as a tin whistle, and comes from the Latin verb 'recordor' which means 'to remember'; such flutes were used for children's music practice as a means to memorise songs from notation.
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>>53893609
Huh, so kids have been using those damn this to learn music for 500 years.
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