foreign words in English
What foreign words do you have in American English?
for example in Farsi we have: Yes , Ok etc. and they're usually in English.
So what about English? what words were entered in English and from which countries?
Words that have been taken from Latin include;
Abdomen, actor, agriculture, creditor, crisis, December, demonstrator, dictator, dilemma, diploma,
distribute, doctor, dogma, drama, duplex, duplicate, echo, educator, ego, editor, elevator, emphasis,
exterior, exit, enema, exterminate, extra, exterior, extreme,factor, favor,fetus,focus,formula,fungus,
genius, gladiator, geranium, gusto, honor, horizon, horror, humor, icon, idea, ignoramus, illustrator,
incubator, index, inertia, inferior, insomnia, instructor, inferior, inspector, investigate, janitor, labor,
junior, legislate, liberate,major,minor,maximum,medium,minimum,minister,minus,minor,
moderator,monitor,motor,museum, narrator, nausea, navigator, neuter,masculine, feminine, object,
opera, orator, peninsula, perpetrate persecute, person, petroleum, platinum, possess, prospect,
quantum, quota,radius,ratio,recipe,saliva,senator,senior, junior,simile,sinister,sinus,stadium.
Look at this website there are more than you initially think. We borrow words all the time! :)
Hope you find this interesting :)
Oh my God!
how many foreign words do you borrow????!!!!
anyway thanks.It was really helpful.
This article may be of interest to you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_of_Persian_origin
Hi Neil thank you.
Is this link you gave me correct? I mean for exampe you have "Bibi" or "baksheesh" in English?
It's really funny!
English is a mongrel language. It has thousands upon thousands of words which were taken from other languages.
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