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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/Nominations

This project handles the daily foreign language word posted on the main page. It mimics the English Word of the Day. Nominations may be in any language other than English.

Here's a checklist for nominations:

  1. Is it foreign? For nomination of English words, see Word of the Day.
  2. Is it non-offensive? Don't nominate if it would be embarrassing to have someone's boss or grandmother overhear.
  3. It hasn't been lauded elsewhere recently, right? We want Wiktionary to be original, not a copycat.
  4. Do we have an entry for it? An entry needs to be created first, or you could request it.

With rare exceptions at the discretion of the volunteers on charge, entries must also have a pronunciation section with IPA or audio (.ogg), a complete etymology where that is known, and at least one citation. Terms currently in RFC, RFV, or RFD whose problems have not been resolved by those discussions will not be accepted. Entries must be in their proper scripts and in transliteration when not in the Latin script. Entries may be required to have images of their headword on Commons available if the script they are in is not widely supported (e.g., Kannada or Phoenician).

Ideal candidates include entries that are fairly complete, having a considerable amount of information, or words with unusual translations, for instance:

  • A word for an item or idea with which most English speakers are unfamiliar.
  • A false friend, a word that an English speaker would assume to have a different meaning.
  • A word with a couple of well-known definitions that have very different English translations.
  • A word whose primary definition incorporates a range of somewhat varied concepts in English.
  • An idiom or unusual expression, or anything else you think might be interesting.
Nominate a new word!

Focus weeksEdit

Every so often, focus weeks are held in the Foreign Word of the Day. During focus weeks, we choose words or phrases with a certain theme, highlight languages with some special features, or show words that have particularly interesting or unusual properties. Proposals for focus weeks can be found at Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/Focus weeks.

NominationsEdit

General nominationsEdit

Add your word to the top of the list using {{fwotd-nom}}! Sign each new nomination by typing four tildes (~~~~)


Nominated for a particular momentEdit

Nominate a word here if you think it is fitting for a particular moment, such as a celebration, a recent news event and so on. It may be featured on another day instead, however.

JanuaryEdit

  • Symbol keep vote.svg Dutch: vrieskou (citations, pronunciation) —CodeCat 19:27, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
    • Do you want it for the current January? It’s full and already has two Dutch FWOTDs. — Ungoliant (Falai) 19:50, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
      • It could be, or maybe February. But January is the coldest month in the Netherlands so it fits. —CodeCat 19:52, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

FebruaryEdit

  • 10: Symbol delete vote.svg Cantonese: 恭喜发财 (no citations, no pronunciation) for Chinese New Year. Astral (talk) 03:55, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
    • It will need pronunciation and citations soon if it's going to make it in time... —CodeCat 04:01, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
      • Alas, that's not within my capacity. I nom'd it in the hope of having a matching WOTD and FWOTD (the scheduled WOTD for Chinese New Year is ophidian, since it's the Year of the Snake). Astral (talk) 05:31, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
    • 恭喜發財 done. Wyang (talk) 13:28, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  • 14: Symbol delete vote.svg French: amouracher (no citations, pronunciation) unless someone can think of something better. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 08:25, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

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JulyEdit

  • 27 (2013 only: 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice in Korean War) Symbol delete vote.svg Korean: 평화 (pyeonghwa) (no citations, pronunciation)

AugustEdit

  • 6 (Hiroshima bombing) Symbol keep vote.svg Japanese: 被爆者 (citations, pronunciation) — Ungoliant (Falai) 06:34, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

SeptemberEdit

  • 22: Symbol delete vote.svg Swedish: höstdagjämning (no citations, pronunciation) (for 22 September) —CodeCat 19:04, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

OctoberEdit

  • 4: Symbol keep vote.svg Esperanto: sputniko (citations, pronunciation) ~ Röbin Liönheart (talk) 18:30, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
    • Might be a good one for October 4, Sputnik 1's launch date.
      But October 4th already happened and this December is the end of the world... --WikiTiki89 18:43, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
  • 12: Symbol delete vote.svg Spanish: descubrimiento (no citations, no pronunciation) Carturo222 (talk) 21:04, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
  • 31: Symbol keep vote.svg Portuguese: abafador (citations, pronunciation) (definition 4, for Halloween) — Ungoliant (Falai) 21:30, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

NovemberEdit

  • Symbol keep vote.svg Yiddish: אינדיק (indik) (citations, pronunciation) For November 28, 2013 (Thanksgivukkah). Once in a lifetime chance to do this. --WikiTiki89 21:40, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
    Once in an ever, apparently. Yes check.svg Done. (PS if anyone wants to cite the following nomination (הודו) and switch to using it for the 28th, I have no objections.) - -sche (discuss) 22:03, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Hebrew: הודו (no citations, pronunciation) (etyms 2 and 3, for Thanksgiving) JulieKahan (talk) 15:04, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
    Cite for etym 3, still needed for etym 2. Pron added for all three etyms. —Angr 11:03, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
  • 23 Nov - Symbol keep vote.svg Latin: doctor (citations, pronunciation) This doesn't have the expected medical meaning, and yes I'm nominating for this day in particular. --EncycloPetey (talk) 21:01, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

DecemberEdit

Selected wordsEdit