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Could you add an option to restrict searches to one language of choice please?
What's the connection with Twin Day? Sometimes the association between the WOTD and the holiday/event/day that it's paired with is so loose that it's kinda cringey to be honest (I can't criticize too harshly, though, given that I don't help with WOTD).... In this case, however, I just don't see it at all. Andrew Sheedy (talk) 17:19, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
- The word’s components, I imagine. — Ungoliant (falai) 18:18, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
Word of the day: nudge nudge wink winkEdit
I always thought it was wink wink nudge nudge...
- If you scroll down in the entry, we've got that as an alternative form. Equinox ◑ 04:00, 6 August 2017 (UTC)
You guys are great keep up the good work!
Can we have an editor go back and remove these edits. They are harassing in nature and can only lead to controversy.
- If you're talking about entries for Japanese terms that are offensive, please be advised that Wiktionary is not censored, and that our goal is to have entries for any term that is in use- all words in all languages. If, on the other hand, someone is adding gratuitously sexual usage examples, etc. to non-sexual terms, you would have to point us to the entries in question before we could decide whether to remove them- we have a huge number of Japanese entries, and no one has the time to go through them all to find what you're talking about. Chuck Entz (talk) 14:03, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
I am using a laptop. The left panel (which contains Tools, Languages, etc.) and the language tabs take too much of my screen real estate. As for the left panel, I wish I could collapse it. I do not use it. It would be better if there was a button at the top of the page to toggle it. As for the language tabs, I do not need the tabs either, most of the time. I only use Latin, and the only reason I have enabled language tabs is that I could not find any other way to hide other languages than I want. If other languages are not hidden, pages get too long with the languages I do not need ("do", for example, contains about 30+ languages).
- @Sin Jeong-hun: You can use CSS to mark all of these sections as not visible. —Justin (koavf)❤T☮C☺M☯ 14:54, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
This page would be much more useful if it was organized by the object/animal rather than the collective noun. i.e. 'aerie of eagles" would be under E not A, "stripe of tigers" under T not S, etc. —This unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk).
I M PORTUGUESA. I NEED WRITTEN IN PORTUGUESE TO UNDERSTAND HOW CAN I DO THANKSEdit
- Olá e bem-vinda. Temos listas de palavras em português que você pode usar. Por exemplo, veja Categoria: Língua portuguesa e Categoria: Lembras portuguesas. Você também pode usar Wikcionário:Página principal. Possivelmente você está perguntando sobre a tradução dum parágrafo do inglês para o português? Se é isso que você precisa, tente https://translate.google.com/#en/pt/. Se precisar de mais ajuda, não hesite em perguntar. —Stephen (Talk) 22:01, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Beyond the given meanings, origins and uses of the female name Sally, there is another, male form of Sally which is short for Salomon. A given example is the male friend of Anne Frank from Frankfurt (Germany) called by that name.
- Sounds like a possibility for a German entry. The only use of Sally as a man's name in English that I know of is among Italian Americans when it's short for Salvatore (e.g. the character of Sally Tomato in Breakfast at Tiffany's). —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 08:43, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
Calling someone a silly goose means you think that they need to stop being nervous or childish and get the job done.
- I've heard it (only) as an affectionate rebuke from mother to child. Equinox ◑ 11:34, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
In the 1950's-60's (among some motorcycle clubs), the term was used to describe a member of a "group" of men who "banged" (had intercourse with) a woman/women. No distinction was made as to whether this act was done by force or consent.
I was wondering if it would be too much trouble to add pronunciation of words in your dictionary so they can be said correctly?
- A large proportion of our entries already have pronunciation information, but of course we are always growing. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 15:28, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
Wiktionary has saved my life when it comes to looking up Latin words. Thanks. ᕦᐛᕡ
this is dumb why is this even a thing wtf wiki
- You're probably Finnish. It's only dumb to you. For English-speakers who are trying to read or learn some Finnish, it is a word that may be encountered, but can't be understood by a learner. If you're Finnish and looking for definitions of Finnish words, you should be using fi:Wikisanakirja:Etusivu. —Stephen (Talk) 00:23, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
I just want to know the meaning of streaming when I see it used in the newspaper about available programs.
- It means the transmission of digital audio or video, or the reception or playback of such data, without storing it. —Stephen (Talk) 06:52, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
just wanting to let you know, I typed in the wrong url and got a site wanting money. follow wikitionary.org to see it. they are taking advantage of the fact that wiktionary is not a "wiki".
- Thanks. They've (or others just like them) been around for quite a while. There are a lot of bad actors who open domain names just one letter off of a good website so they can prey on people who mistype. There is nothing that anyone can do about them, as far as I know. Just be aware, and be careful. I've mistyped and wound up on their url quite a few times over the years. Keeps me alert. —Stephen (Talk) 19:40, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
- If WMF really cared, they could go after them for trademark infringement, on the argument that "wikitionary.org" is deceptively similar to "wiktionary.org", but the chances of finding the people and actually getting them to stop are probably too low to warrant the expense. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 09:31, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
- It's more like the whack-a-mole game with phone scammers. You can (expensively) stop one group, or one front they are using, but more will appear at once, perhaps even some of the same people. Hmm, the Hydra is a metaphor that would have made me look smarter :) Equinox ◑ 22:29, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
A Section of Soldiers (Is Squad in British Commonwealth)
May The Fouth Be With You
Thank you guys so much. Your words of the day help me so much, not only expanding my vocabulary, but helping me better understand myself. Sincerely yours, Gabriel C. Louis
- They are just two different spellings of the same word. See also color/colour. —Justin (koavf)❤T☮C☺M☯ 16:38, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
Your < ! - - hidden - - > comment to click a "Save changes" button misnames the button, which actually says "Publish changes"!
. . . There is a dictionary function not displayed (or I overlooked it) that is very useful
in deciding locations for line-wrap hyphenations, usually done by syllables. What I am looking for (but not finding in Apple's dock-accessed Dictionary that includes Wikipedia, or in this Wiktionary) is a rendering of each word that shows which characters belong in each syllable (example, is it co•lo•ni•al or co•lon•i•al that is correctly separated?). All multi-syllable words should show breaks for where hyphens are to be placed when needed at line-ending wraps.
. . . To confirm this idea is being considered, notify "Namorado_TX" <email@example.com>
- The phrasing "Publish changes" is very recent, perhaps two months old. In the preceding fifteen years, it was "Save changes".
- As for line-wrap hyphenations, I agree that it would be very nice, but there are problems. The main problem is that British English and American English follow two different methods of syllabification. For example, in British orthography, they write geo•graph•y, while in American, we write geog•ra•phy. British: know•ledge; American: knowl•edge. Some spellings have two different hyphenations, depending on the pronunciation/meaning: pre•sent (verb), pres•ent (noun). In addition, there would have to be some way to link a hyphenated spelling to its unhyphenated page. Another problem: we have a very small editing crew here, compared to the many thousands who edit Wikipedia. Perhaps if we could find an editor or two who would like to dedicate themselves to this enormous task, we could manage it. Are you volunteering? —Stephen (Talk) 11:17, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
I'm in the process of learning Russian at university, so I use Wiktionary almost every day. It's very easy to use on my computer, but it can be a pain to pull up on my phone's browser when I need it. It would be super useful if there was an app. I would try to make one if I knew anything about coding, but I do not.