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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2018/April

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This is the April archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2018.

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Foreign word of the day  in French
poisson d’avril m, noun
  1. April fool (an April Fool's Day joke; literally "April fish")
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
ser de casa verb
  1. (Brazil, of a person) to be intimate enough that they can come to one’s house (or even go in or use things) without asking in advance
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Foreign word of the day  in Pashto
بڼ (baṇ) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
cabalgar verb
  1. to mount or ride an animal, especially a horse
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
溫馨 (wēnxīn) adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
Joost mag het weten phrase
  1. I don't know, who knows (literally, "the Devil may know it")
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Foreign word of the day  in Ido
polala adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Mycenaean Greek
𐀶𐀏𐀳 (tu-ka-te /tʰugatēr/) f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Chichewa
sadáka class 9, noun
  1. alms, something given freely
  2. a memorial meal held on the anniversary of a death
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
紅葉 (momiji) noun
  1. the color-changing (in this case, the reddening) of leaves in autumn; also, the autumn leaves themselves
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Bulimielernen n, noun
  1. (pejorative) the practice of cramming information to "regurgitate" it during a test without retaining any of it
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Foreign word of the day  in Coptic
ⲟⲩⲣⲟ (ouro) m, noun
  1. (Bohairic) king
  2. (Bohairic) The title of a king, pharaoh, or Roman emperor.
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Foreign word of the day  in Irish
mar ea phrase
  1. used to express skepticism or doubt about the accuracy or veracity of a claim
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
тяну́ть (tjanútʹ) verb
  1. to pull, draw, haul, drag
  2. to drawl, drag out (speak slowly)
  3. to drag out, delay, protract, procrastinate
  4. to make someone go, force to go
  5. to squeeze, extort
  6. (impersonal) to be drawn to, long for, miss
  7. (impersonal) to feel an urge to
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Novgorodian
сьбро (sĭbro) n, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Sanskrit
पार्थिव (pā́rthiva) adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
zibaldone m, noun
  1. a confusing mixture of diverse things or people; a hodgepodge
  2. a book containing writings collected in a scattered fashion
  3. a collection of loosely connected thoughts
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Foreign word of the day  in Norwegian Bokmål
hykle verb
  1. to practice hypocrisy, be a hypocrite
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
onocentaurus m, noun
  1. onocentaur (a centaur with the body of an ass)
  2. (transferred sense) used of an impure person
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
švejkovat verb
  1. to protest against an absurd command or obligation by means of even more absurdly punctilious and zealous performance; to act like the character Švejk
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