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42 minutes ago, Olympian1010 said:

Dude (which has actually become a gender neutral pronoun, I believe we are the only English dialect with such a thing)

 

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1 godzinę temu, hckosice napisał:

 

Haha, I can´t remember any, there obviously some words having different meaning, but nothing outragoeus :d

 

for example

 

Vedro is in SVK (Bucket) in CZE (Heat) or Topit is in SVK (drown) in CZE (stoke the fire) :lol:

 

 

I know we have such problematic words mainly with other slavic countries

 

with Poland is the most funny word Šukať/Szukat :lol: in POL it means (searching) in SVK/CZE it means doing...well,, (Fucking) :d I remember once when I was young and camping with my dad, we had a family of tourists from :POL in a tent next to us screaming the whole night, Szukaj ! Szukaj ! , I almost was pissing my pants how much I laughed that night, the next morning we learned that they were just looking for some lost watches :roflmao:

 

 

Also as I wrote it here somewhere a couple of weeks ago in :CRO you ask for cold drink "Hladna piča" but don´t say it in CZE/SVK because it means "you hungry cunt" :lol:

 

 

Polish language a difficult language :p.

I have a lot of experience with Slovak because I had a classmate from this country and she taught me how to communicate in this language. It came in handy 2 years ago, when I was the guardian of the Slovak team for Euro under 21 in Poland.

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I can easily help you with Polish, of course. In addition, I speak English, German, French fluently, I understand a lot of Italian, Czech and Slovak. Besides, I know Lithuanian basics. Once I wanted to learn Danish, but I passed it. For this I have a friend who speaks this language fluently. In a word, my brain covers a lot of languages and I often have "lags" in which of the languages I know I want to speak.

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Have you heard about the language called Inter-Slavic? If not, I recommend watching the video - there are subtitles in English as if you did not understand something.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Wumo said:

Why? :d

There are two stories behind my username.

Firstly, the inspiration for my username comes from a Danish comic strip named WuMo. It's a abbreviation of the surnames of the two men behind the comic strip, comedian, Mikael Wulff, and illustrator, Anders Morgenthaler. 

Their daily comic strip is posted here in English: https://www.gocomics.com/wumo/2019/10/05. It's mostly dark humour.

Maybe you like these two: 

http://wumo.com/wumo/2017/11/04

http://wumo.com/wumo/2018/07/13

Secondly, I watched a lot of sumo wrestling on Eurosport when I was younger. It was so cool!  When I wanted to create an account for Youtube the name Sumo was already taken, so my younger self thought, what rhymes with Sumo and then Wumo came up. 

I used to have the username, Mushroom5690. I have always liked Toad from Super Mario and he was a mushroom so it made sense. 5690 is the postal code for the town where I was born. However many people thought that mushroom referred to "magic mushrooms". I dropped it after that. :p

 

 

Cool :d

 

Although I meant your username on Duolingo :p

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Just now, heywoodu said:

Cool :d

 

Although I meant your username on Duolingo :p

Me after realising what you meant: :facepalm:

 

It's Wumo5690. Wumo was already taken. :p

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1 hour ago, TomJa said:

Have you heard about the language called Inter-Slavic? If not, I recommend watching the video - there are subtitles in English as if you did not understand something.

 

 

 

Just go back to Church Slavonic and admit that the last 1000 years has all been a terrible mistake.  :clap:

 

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People telling here that they can speak 10 languages while you cannot remember how to put accents in French:lol:

 

congrats to all of you!:bowdown:

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hace 3 horas, Olympian1010 dijo:

As someone learning Spanish, this video if very funny. Especially the last 5 minutes. How true is this @LDOG @konig @Manulete @mrv86 @Jur @Cobi?

 

 

I saw it a few months after the video was published and it's very funny and completely true. Depending on the country or even the region, the same word could have very different meanings.

 

In fact I know some real cases of funny situations. In Spain "Concha" is a shell and also a women's name, but in some American countries is a word for pussy. So imagine the face of the hotel receptionist when a friend told him her name! :lol:

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35 minut temu, Grassmarket napisał:

 

Just go back to Church Slavonic and admit that the last 1000 years has all been a terrible mistake.  :clap:

 

When I heard about this language for the first time - I had the same association :p.

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