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Words that exist and are popular in English but not in other languages

I don't get why certain words are so popular in English, esp...
dun overrated knife plaza
  04/07/21
"Is there a reason why so many words are so incredibly ...
purple disgusting resort
  04/07/21
Right, are you a language expert or why is this "duh&qu...
dun overrated knife plaza
  04/07/21
I have lived abroad in different regions of the world and st...
purple disgusting resort
  04/07/21
Well, let me make a different point. Provide 3-5 words for p...
dun overrated knife plaza
  04/07/21
What about pensive, brooding, wistful
Cowardly university filthpig
  04/07/21
Pensive: Not really, it just means engaged in his thoughts. ...
dun overrated knife plaza
  04/07/21
"Provide 3-5 words for positive attributes and I'll tel...
purple disgusting resort
  04/07/21
Yeah, I was distracted, but so were you because you answered...
dun overrated knife plaza
  04/07/21
I lose
purple disgusting resort
  04/07/21
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maroon private investor pisswyrm
  04/07/21
Italian is the best fuckin language in the world, and that's...
razzle-dazzle wine international law enforcement agency
  04/07/21
Why?
dun overrated knife plaza
  04/07/21
(mouthed the homosexual)
purple disgusting resort
  04/07/21
Then why is it necessary to gesticulate to convey a meaning?
pungent parlor
  04/07/21
It ain't necessary. It's just a cultural trait. I'm pretty s...
dun overrated knife plaza
  04/07/21
Why do they do it while on the phone then?
pungent parlor
  04/07/21
i work with a lot of italians and they dont do much gesticul...
Infuriating Aqua Mad Cow Disease
  04/07/21
That's because English language is efficient, thank you
pungent parlor
  04/07/21
Because they're used to. It adds emotion to words.
dun overrated knife plaza
  04/07/21
Same reason monkeys like you ask dumb questions.
razzle-dazzle wine international law enforcement agency
  04/08/21
Did you know English is the only language with a word for sn...
Indigo Piazza
  04/07/21
Ty for proving the OP's point. You're a hateful POS.
dun overrated knife plaza
  04/07/21
basically every english word
Appetizing juggernaut
  04/07/21
syncope pariah doppelgänger
Cowardly university filthpig
  04/07/21
schadenfreude
Infuriating Aqua Mad Cow Disease
  04/07/21
zeitgeist
Cowardly university filthpig
  04/07/21
did you grow up speaking Navajo or something lol. Having lot...
Beady-eyed red patrolman property
  04/07/21


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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:28 PM
Author: dun overrated knife plaza

I don't get why certain words are so popular in English, especially words used to express the shittiness of others.

I grew up speaking 2 languages. I made a list some time ago of several words that have no meaning in the other language, I don't have the list handy now, but I can give 3 examples of words that exist in English and not in the other language to describe other humans.

Cringe-worthy - this word is non-existent in the 2nd language I speak. In Google translate, the translation is "noteworthy", just go figure. And cringe means "dying of embarrassment" that's the best translation so not even a word.

Clingey: Again, word does not even exist, the translation is "adhere".

Finally: Needy, lol. Another English language favorite, but it means "poor or underprivileged"

JFC at this culture of hatred.

Is there a reason why so many words are so incredibly specific and also so popular and they all are negative?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239802)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:29 PM
Author: purple disgusting resort

"Is there a reason why so many words are so incredibly specific"

Probably because English is super specific and clear unlike most other languages. Duh

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239813)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:30 PM
Author: dun overrated knife plaza

Right, are you a language expert or why is this "duh" worthy?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239818)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:32 PM
Author: purple disgusting resort

I have lived abroad in different regions of the world and studied a few languages.

Duh because in 1 short sound, it implies that you missed the obvious point in answering your own question.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239830)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:43 PM
Author: dun overrated knife plaza

Well, let me make a different point. Provide 3-5 words for positive attributes and I'll tell you if they exist in English.

Personally, I can give you 3:

Poised: Does not exist, but it is a mix of 3 words, so English just put them together.

Charming: Exists

Amazing: Exists

So yeah, whatever faggot. You just proved my point as well. English speakers are mostly assholes.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239879)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:46 PM
Author: Cowardly university filthpig

What about pensive, brooding, wistful

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239897)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:53 PM
Author: dun overrated knife plaza

Pensive: Not really, it just means engaged in his thoughts.

Brooding: Not that I know about a similar word. It would be disqueting.

Wistful: Yearning

Yeah, you chose words that are very close in meaning, but I doubt your average English speaker uses them very often. Why would there be an exact word for them in a second language? I was talking about words that even trailer park fucks can use.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239931)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:57 PM
Author: purple disgusting resort

"Provide 3-5 words for positive attributes and I'll tell you if they exist in English"

wtf does this mean? You want me to give you 3-5 positive words in English and you will let me know if they exist in English?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239943)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 10:00 PM
Author: dun overrated knife plaza

Yeah, I was distracted, but so were you because you answered. Lol at you bringing it up after you had already answered.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239953)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 10:39 PM
Author: purple disgusting resort

I lose

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42240166)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:29 PM
Author: maroon private investor pisswyrm



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239807)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:29 PM
Author: razzle-dazzle wine international law enforcement agency

Italian is the best fuckin language in the world, and that's why English--which is not as good--is based off of it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239812)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:30 PM
Author: dun overrated knife plaza

Why?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239814)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:30 PM
Author: purple disgusting resort

(mouthed the homosexual)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239815)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:43 PM
Author: pungent parlor

Then why is it necessary to gesticulate to convey a meaning?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239882)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:45 PM
Author: dun overrated knife plaza

It ain't necessary. It's just a cultural trait. I'm pretty sure Italians have no problems speaking on the phone without having to gesticulate as they speak.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239893)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:47 PM
Author: pungent parlor

Why do they do it while on the phone then?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239905)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:48 PM
Author: Infuriating Aqua Mad Cow Disease

i work with a lot of italians and they dont do much gesticulating on zoom

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239909)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:51 PM
Author: pungent parlor

That's because English language is efficient, thank you

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239923)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 10:37 PM
Author: dun overrated knife plaza

Because they're used to. It adds emotion to words.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42240158)



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Date: April 8th, 2021 12:00 AM
Author: razzle-dazzle wine international law enforcement agency

Same reason monkeys like you ask dumb questions.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42240504)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:34 PM
Author: Indigo Piazza

Did you know English is the only language with a word for snow? Other languages just ignore the word snow. Weird!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239842)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:43 PM
Author: dun overrated knife plaza

Ty for proving the OP's point. You're a hateful POS.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239883)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:40 PM
Author: Appetizing juggernaut

basically every english word

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239866)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:40 PM
Author: Cowardly university filthpig

syncope

pariah

doppelgänger

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239868)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 9:58 PM
Author: Infuriating Aqua Mad Cow Disease

schadenfreude

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239949)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 10:00 PM
Author: Cowardly university filthpig

zeitgeist

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42239954)



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Date: April 7th, 2021 11:27 PM
Author: Beady-eyed red patrolman property

did you grow up speaking Navajo or something lol. Having lots of words to describe something is usually a good thing for a language. Philosophy is often written in German because its a precise language.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4805639&forum_id=2#42240389)