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foreign words that sounds funny in english

Last posted Sep 29, 2013 at 09:03AM EDT. Added Sep 11, 2013 at 04:50AM EDT
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there are tons of em.

here are a few hebrew words:

Tush = marker

Dug = fish

Mime = water

Banana = banana

your turn

Sep 11, 2013 at 04:50AM EDT

Muumi wrote:

Man, I was still reading them from an English point of view, so I saw the “Die” joke before I noticed it should be completely normal for me to see such a sign.

Sep 11, 2013 at 09:40AM EDT

The Indonesian word for an “arcade” is “ding-dong”.
Our plural form of a word is to repeat the word, so the plural of it would be “ding-dong ding-dong”.


Sep 11, 2013 at 09:46AM EDT

A place in Austria.

A place in France.

Last edited Sep 11, 2013 at 08:41PM EDT
Sep 11, 2013 at 08:40PM EDT

there is a town in poland called “Brony”,%C5%81%C3%B3d%C5%BAVoivodeship

Sep 12, 2013 at 07:46AM EDT

From Danish, my native language:
slut = end
fart = speed

Sep 13, 2013 at 11:33AM EDT

A place in Denmark.

A place in Turkey.

Last edited Sep 15, 2013 at 12:49AM EDT
Sep 15, 2013 at 12:47AM EDT

Also, I find the Spanish word for banana strange, plátano. Another one would be embarazado. It actually means pregnant, but sounds almost like embarrassed. (I learned that the hard way)

Sep 15, 2013 at 01:14AM EDT

If I recall correctly,its a lake in New zealand.

Last edited Sep 28, 2013 at 06:37PM EDT
Sep 28, 2013 at 06:36PM EDT

Jolly Jew wrote:

there is a town in poland called “Brony”,%C5%81%C3%B3d%C5%BAVoivodeship

Sep 29, 2013 at 09:03AM EDT

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