Words. Words. Words! I

In this series we're gonna look at a list of "loanwords" and/or borrowings.These words are derived from others languages. Be sure not to confuse them with "cognates" and "calques" and "false friends". What are those? I'm glad you ask.

As I'm paging through my notes from my varsity days- calques are word-for-word translations borrowed from another language. For instance, 'it goes without saying' calques the French ça va sans dire.

And cognates... don't get me started on those S.O.Bs. Well, basically, cognates share a common etymological origin. Lert's see, dish, desk and disk and tisch (German) are cognates, and they all come from discus (Latin). What do they have in common? Flat surfaces, of course.

There are words that look similar, but their meanings are different. These lil rascals are "false friends". That's why I'm a proud introvert circa 2010. But I digress. False friends... easy! Estate means summer in Italian.

Feel like a dummy yet? 

So, here we go words from all over the world- in alphabetical order- we have

 

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Next time Arabic words. It's a doozy, y'all.  Here's a little preview.


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  • Terima kasih banyak Fizzy! Nice topic.

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  • I know. As a fellow Watterson fan, I do apologize for that godawful intro. I was on a roll. By the way, love me some Calvin and Hobbes right now.

    ''(I don't share any, just in case you're gonna make it a blog like this) .''

    What a queen. Thx, luv. Honestly, I'd be happy to see your take on this. :)

    Thank you for your lovely comments. You rock.

    • Thanks!! ^_^

      You rule!

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      P.D. Sorry for the awful 'joke' XD

       

  • Back again!

    Sorry, I can't call it a day if i don't play a good drama :D

    Woahh this is good sh*t! I didn't know about these cognates and calques words and expressions. I mean, i knew them but i didn't know they were like similar-but-different things (in my brain words run wild free like Mowgli kids, without labels or any logical classification)

    I've been checking some english-spanish cognates and calques. Some are really interesting! (I don't share any, just in case you're gonna make it a blog like this)    Waiting for the English-Arabic words! (in spanish, almost all the words that start with "AL" come from Arabic words... just like Alcohol; we share that one too :))

    Thanks for sharing another cool blog!

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  • HEY!! WHY AM I LEARNING STUFF HERE???? 
    WHY ARE YOU GIVING ME KNOWLEDGE??!!  

    THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!! I WANT MY MONEY BACK!

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    • Yeah... it was one of those days, I guess. I was cleaning the garage, and saw that cursed notebook. One of the best courses I took, though. 

       

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