The biggest vocabulary?
English is certainly rich in vocabulary, but this claim is nearly always made by enthusiastic lovers of English who don't really know how the many varieties of language beyond ... Turkish and German's flexible word-coinage. If we do that, we have to ...
Whistling Pigs: German Adventures with Google Translate
The underlying assumption of Google Translate is that any new text requiring translation contains phrases and word ... most German pigs do not have a habit of whistling. The Google Translate choice of “rocker” probably refers to the English expression ...
When is it okay to use the F word?
(I told this to the farmer, and he made me realize that since ... to think I’m young and fun.” “What do you mean, young and fun?” “I guess I mean fuckable.” “What? Why do you have to use that word?” “Because sometimes fuck is just the ...
My favorite German word
Schnurrbart. It means “mustache.” According to my German teacher, it actually translates into something like “cat beard.” How fantastic is that? (I learned it because one of my professors has a rad schnurrbart).
How Do You Say ...? For Some Words, There's No Easy Translation
So they asked people across the globe to give them examples of words that didn't translate ... English, Dorothy, is moon river. There are some other words on your list that we didn't go get recorded here in Washington. The Urdu word goya. What does that mean?