English

Please add this to the dictionary! – The amazing world of neologisms

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that languages are constantly changing, developing and growing, if not in the number of speakers then at least in the numbers of new words. #Neologisms# (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neologism), meaning words or expressions that are used but not yet part of the everyday vocabulary, are frequently born. Many common expressions of today started their lives as neologisms, and most likely you have heard or used at least a few of them. #Internet# (http://en.bab.la/dictionary/english-finnish/internet)? #X-ray# (http://en.bab.la/dictionary/english-finnish/x-ray)? #Meme# (http://en.bab.la/dictionary/english-finnish/meme)? Sounds familiar, right!

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Suomi

Sanaehdotuksenne on hyväksytty! – Uudissanojen ihmeellinen maailma

Kukaan tuskin yllättyy kuullessaan, että kielet muuttuvat, kehittyvät ja kasvavat jatkuvasti. Vaikka puhujien lukumäärä ei kasvaisikaan, uusia sanoja syntyy kasvavaa tahtia. Uudissanoja eli sanoja, jotka on tietoisesti luotu, otetaan käyttöön koko ajan. Monet nykypäivän tavalliset ilmaukset olivat alkujaan uudissanoja, ja todennäköisesti olet käyttänyt niistä ainakin muutamaa. Internet? Röntgen? Meemi? Kuulostaa tutulta!

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Svenska

Se upp för falska vänner på tyska!

Falska vänner är alltid fascinerande, särskilt för dem som lär sig språk och oskyldigt lånar ord här och var från andra språk, i hopp om att de betyder ungefär samma sak! Jag har redan skrivit om några av de falska vännerna mellan svenska och engelska, och den här gången vill jag utforska några av likheterna mellan det svenska och det tyska språket.

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English

Beware of Swedish-German false friends!

False friends are always intriguing, especially for those who learn languages and find themselves innocently borrowing some words from other languages they know, hoping that it will mean somewhat the same! I have already explained some of the false friends between Swedish and English, and this time I want to explore some of the similarities between the Swedish and German language.

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English

Romanian vs. other languages in the world

Have you ever thought of the origin of your native language? Which are the most similar languages compared to your language? Which ones could you easily study? Have you ever had a hard time trying to find an equivalent in a foreign language of some words from your mother tongue? Or, moreover, have you ever thought it would be possible for you to understand another language without having to study it?

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Română

Limba română versus limbile lumii

Te-ai gândit vreodată care este originea limbii tale, care sunt limbile înrudite cu ea și care ar fi limbile cele mai ușor de învățat pentru tine? Ți s-a întâmplat vreodată să vrei să exprimi anumite cuvinte sau fraze într-o altă limbă și nu ai reușit să le găseși echivalentul? Sau mai mult, te-ai gândit vreodată că poți înțelege o altă limbă străină fără să o fi studiat?

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