We asked the followers of the Global Lingo Twitter feed what their favourite non-English words are. There were some surprising answers as you can see.
What are your favourite non-English words? Let us know in the comment section below
Gemma gave me her favourite non-English word: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
The Welsh name of a village in Anglesey. This is the longest European place-name, but incredibly not the longest one in the world!
Chelsea Lund commented on Linkedin.
“Arschgeweih” – the inventive German word for “tramp stamp”. It should be mentioned that “Arschgeweih” literally translates to “ass antlers.” Logical, those Germans.
You asked about favourite foreign words? sterkte (Dutch) – used to wish someone strength when going through tough times :-)
… I also like gesellig – also Dutch – means cosy, friendly, appealing (like a pub with a open fire)
The French “jouissance” …..no real English equivalent, but “to enjoy”….or “orgasm”…