words

With a million words in our lovely English language, one would think we could find exactly the right word, everytime, anytime.  Sometimes, however, English will need two sentences to express what some languages can express in one word.  So, we go to the languages of the world when we can’t find JUST the right nuance in our native language-my favorite is the first one in Mandarin – a friendship bonding two girls together LAOTONG.   Which is your favorite?

Mandarin

Mandarin

 

Sanskrit also "naches" a yiddish term with similar meaning

Sanskrit
also “naches” a yiddish term with similar meaning

Japanese

Japanese

Japanese

Japanese

Dutch

Dutch

German

German

Greek

Greek

Namibia

Namibia

Portuguese

Portuguese

Danish

Danish

Zulu

Zulu

Urdu

Urdu

Korean

Korean

Swedish

Swedish