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This is the April archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2019.

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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
تَبَحَّرَ (tabaḥḥara) verb
  1. to enlarge oneself, to become ample, to become abundant
  2. to delve into, to get concerned with, to get thoroughly involved
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
ixuxú interjection
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
井底之蛙 (jǐngdǐzhīwā) noun
  1. a person of very limited outlook and experience (literally, "a frog at the bottom of a well")
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ต้มตุ๋น (dtôm-dtǔn) verb
  1. to con; to swindle by means of a confidence game (literally, "to boil and stew")
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Foreign word of the day  in Primitive Irish
ᚕᚑᚔ (koi) adverb
  1. here (with a verb like “lies” or “is buried” implied)
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Foreign word of the day  in Azerbaijani
mənimsəmək verb
  1. to appropriate; to claim or use something as property especially when it belongs to someone else
  2. to master, to learn, internalize, understand
  3. to adopt (a habit or custom)
  4. to digest (food)
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
uitvechten verb
  1. to reach a solution or an end through fighting; to fight it out
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Foreign word of the day  in Hawaiian
muʻumuʻu verb and noun
  1. to be cut off, shortened
  2. to be amputated
  3. muumuu (loose-fitting dress, often with sleeves or yoke removed)
  4. amputee
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
-opoli f, suffix
  1. -gate (used to form names of scandals)
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
殿上眉 (tenjō mayu) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
xabardo m, noun
  1. a small swarm; in particular, an afterswarm (the second, smaller swarm that leaves the hive in a year)
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Foreign word of the day  in Danish
der vil noget postpositive adjective
  1. ambitious or wilful about doing something; having a mission (literally, "that wants [to do] something")
  2. (informal) immense, spectacular
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
atzucac m, noun
  1. dead end (a street or path that goes nowhere or is blocked on one end)
  2. (figuratively) dead end, impasse (a position that offers no hope of progress)
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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
املای نانوشته غلط ندارد (emlâ-ye nâ-nevešte ğalat nadârad) proverb
  1. if there are no mistakes, it's probably because no action has been taken (literally, "an unwritten dictation has no errors")
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Irish
Badb f, proper noun
  1. A goddess of battle and death, often appearing in the form of a hooded crow.
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