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If you have some favourite words in any language, I'd love to hear about them :)

@joshavanier

🇵🇱 szuwary - reed beds in floodplains
🇵🇱 tryzna - kind of a happy wake or funeral festivity
🇮🇹 sprezzatura - calculated nonchalance, studied carelessness
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇳🇱 clove/kloof - passage between the mountains

@joshavanier siri--miri, basque word for a very misty kind of rain which doesn't really make anything wet, typical for the basque country

@joshavanier also 'agur' which is pronounced like how a howling wolf sounds, which means goodbye in basque, I love to make it a long aaaouuuur

@joshavanier 水母の骨 [くらげのほね (kuragenohone)] An expression in Japanese meaning something that one would not expect to exist, something exceedingly rare, like jellyfish (kurage) bones (hone)

@joshavanier more than one word though. But I also like the kanji for jellyfish 水母 which translate to "water mother"

@rek Makes me wonder who first discovered the existence of and named jellyfishies in Japanese

@joshavanier

Blimey - A lot more polite than an F-bomb and there are just as many ways to intone it.

Spanner - It's just really fun to say.

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I like words that don't appear in other languages:
Sobremesa - Spanish, literally "upon the table". The moment you share with friends and family after a meal.
Dépaysé - French, literally "de-countried". The feeling when you're in a place you don't recognise with customs you don't understand.

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