What are your favorite English words?

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Pennsylvanian
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What are your favorite English words?

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Mine are "thunderstorm" and "furthermore"
What can I say...I guess I'm a fan of "th" and "r" sounds. :prost:

So, what are yours?

(If you want, feel free to use them in a sentence too.)
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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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I'm a native speaker of German. So I like the words which are the same in English and German. :lol:

Internet, e-mail, team, bank, €, etc. ...


Furthermore, I like the short words with one or only a few characters. :D

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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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I like the more archaic words like thither, yon, withal. Words you don't normally find in every-day conversations.
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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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:freu:I love the "b" and "P" words, might have something to do with popping lips :mrgreen:
people, purple, belly button, bed bugs bite.

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Don't care what words - as long as they're spoken by Alan Rickman... :rolleyes:
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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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Duckduck hat geschrieben:Don't care what words - as long as they're spoken by Alan Rickman... :rolleyes:



Oh yes! :big_thumb:

I like colloquial words.. my favourite one at the moment is "bladdered" :mrgreen: .
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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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tiorthan hat geschrieben:I like the more archaic words like thither, yon, withal. Words you don't normally find in every-day conversations.


Seconded! And I particularly love seafaring language which I think fits this category, even if some of it still finds limited use today. Words like "aft", "avast", "boom" (not the sound :D), "jib", or even commands with regular words which you don't hear anywhere else like "ready about".
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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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My favorit english words are who and why but not where.
Because when I was married a long time ago and came home, my wife
kept asking "Where have you been?" so you certainly understand why I don't like the word where. By the way.
Who is Alan Rickman ? Did I miss something ?

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Alan Rickman is a superb British actor with a wonderful voice.

And to be honest, I couldn't say that I have any favourite English words - I like them all! Great language!
Although I must admit that I prefer them pronounced English-style. Well, just a matter of taste, isn't it?

No offence! :prost:

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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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Hello guys,

my favourite English word is "circumstance". I cannot explain it to you but this word sounds wonderful. :)

But I also agree with Delfino.
I'm a native speaker of German. So I like the words which are the same in English and German. :lol:


best wishes,
Alex :uppy:

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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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Hello everyone...
my favorite English word is badonkadonk.

And I don't like the word because of its meaning but because it sounds cool.

All the best,
snarly!

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Jebus! I did not know that the word badonkadonk is still used! :shock:

At the moment my favourite word is holiday.. for obvious reasons. :rolleyes:
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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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Yes, Duckduck! That's just matter of taste. :lol: I like Irish accent... To be more exact I prefer Irish accent from southern and middle Ireland.

I've never thought about my favourite English words. :roll: I like this language and it's so nice to speak it.

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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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Chloe hat geschrieben:Yes, Duckduck! That's just a matter of taste. :lol: I like Irish accents... To be more precise I prefer Irish accents from the southern and middle of Ireland.

I have never thought about my favourite English words yet. :roll: I like this language and it's so nice to speak it.

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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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I like Englisch words which make me laugh when I hear them for the first time. Haberdashery is one of them. :P

But the German translation "Kurzwaren" made me laugh, too. What a German word! Does it mean "sewing kit" only or does it also stand for other little (short?) things? Such as: - oh, now I have no idea of other little things - it's early in the morning, you now, and I haven't had my coffee yet.

Have a nice day!
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