I wonder if anyone else does this too. When I casually talk to people I know well, I love to throw in some words from a foreign language. For example when I fool around with my girlfriend, we both love to throw in some Japanese words and phrases. Our Japanese is very basic but it's still lots of fun. We would say stuff like "Aaaah! So desu-ka?" ("Ah, is that really so?") when the other person says something interesting or "ganbatte kudasai!" (approx. "don't give up!") when the other person struggles with something or "wakarimasen..." ("I don't understand...") when we're confused or of course "sumimasen!" ("I'm sorry!"), if we did something stupid (along with a 90 degrees bow ;-)). When I casually talk to my big brother, he and I like to throw in some Arabic words. Again, neither of us actually speaks Arabic, except from the few words we've picked up on the street. One such word is "yallah!" (let's go!"). Another phrase I particularly like is "inshallah" ("if god wills it"). This fits literally everywhere. Say my mom nags me about something she wants me to get done, I just sigh and say "inshallah" ("maybe I'll do it, if god will allow it" ;-)). Finally, one Swedish phrase I like to throw in everywhere is "Det är trevligt!" ("That's great!"). I just really like the sound of this one.
So do you guys do this too? And if yes, with who do you do it and what kind of words/phrases do you like to throw in?
Most Helpful Girl
Yeah, I just did it right now in my brain. About the hair stroking question, I forgot what softly stroke was in English so I said salaah which is somali for stroking softly. I also do that with arabic, I say inshallah (if god wills) whenever I mean no 😂. And french "c'est la vie" and "de ja vu" typical ones.1
Most Helpful Guy
Some words just sound cooler, some times I just don't remember the equivalent word in my language, and sometimes it's on purpose cause the translated word doesn't quite mean the same in my language. I'm sure there is an equivalent, but it's sometimes weird. Especially with feelings and technological words1