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* {{fwotd-nom|la|cave canem|pron=1|cite=1}} counting the picture as a citation. — [[User:Mnemosientje|Mnemosientje]] ([[User talk:Mnemosientje|t]] · [[Special:Contributions/Mnemosientje|c]]) 12:58, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
 
* {{fwotd-nom|la|cave canem|pron=1|cite=1}} counting the picture as a citation. — [[User:Mnemosientje|Mnemosientje]] ([[User talk:Mnemosientje|t]] · [[Special:Contributions/Mnemosientje|c]]) 12:58, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
 
* {{fwotd-nom|grc|κρήδεμνον|pron=1|cite=1}} — ''[[User:Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV|Ungoliant]] <sup>([[User talk:Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV|falai]])</sup>'' 22:46, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
 
* {{fwotd-nom|grc|κρήδεμνον|pron=1|cite=1}} — ''[[User:Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV|Ungoliant]] <sup>([[User talk:Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV|falai]])</sup>'' 22:46, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
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* {{fwotd-nom|br|gwiñver|pron=1|cite=1}} – --[[User:Couiros22|Couiros22]] ([[User talk:Couiros22|talk]]) 17:02, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
   
 
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This project handles the daily foreign language word posted on the main page. It mimics the English Word of the Day. Nominations may be in any language other than English.

Here's a checklist for nominations:

  1. Is it foreign? For nomination of English words, see Word of the Day.
  2. Is it non-offensive? Don't nominate if it would be embarrassing to have someone's boss or grandmother overhear.
  3. It hasn't been lauded elsewhere recently, right? We want Wiktionary to be original, not a copycat.
  4. Do we have an entry for it? An entry needs to be created first, or you could request it.

Before a nominated word is featured, it needs to meet certain requirements:

  1. Words in well-documented languages need to have at least one CFI-compliant quotation and a pronunciation section with an audio file or IPA transcription.
  2. Words in ancient, barely attested languages need to have at least one quotation or reference.
  3. Words in other languages need to meet any of the following criteria:
    1. A pronunciation section with audio or IPA and either a reference from an appropriate resource or a quotation.
    2. Two independent quotations/references.
  4. Terms currently in RFC, RFV, or RFD whose problems have not been resolved by those discussions will not be accepted.
  5. Entries may be required to have images of their headword on Commons available if the script they are in is not widely supported (e.g., Kannada or Phoenician).

Ideal candidates include entries that are fairly complete, having a considerable amount of information, or words with unusual meanings, for instance:

  • A word for an item or idea with which most English speakers are unfamiliar.
  • A false friend, a word that an English speaker would assume to have a different meaning.
  • A word with a couple of well-known definitions that have very different English translations.
  • A word whose primary definition incorporates a range of somewhat varied concepts in English.
  • An idiom or unusual expression, or anything else you think might be interesting.

Nominate a new word

Nominations

General nominations

Add your word to the top of the list using {{fwotd-nom}}! Sign each new nomination by typing four tildes (~~~~)

Ready

Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe
Maybe set on a cinema-related day?
  • 1 November 1895 - first paid screening
  • 19 October 1862 / 5 October 1864 birthday of Auguste / Louis Lumière
Jberkel (talk) 03:28, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
Minor or extinct European language
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Latin: artemōn (citation, translation, pronunciation) Fay Freak (talk) 21:09, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Latin: nitidus (citation, no translation, pronunciation) – Jberkel 13:47, 6 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Latin: cave canem (citation, no translation, pronunciation) counting the picture as a citation. — Mnemosientje (t · c) 12:58, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Ancient Greek: κρήδεμνον (krḗdemnon) (citation, no translation, pronunciation) — Ungoliant (falai) 22:46, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Breton: gwiñver (citation, no translation, pronunciation) – --Couiros22 (talk) 17:02, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
Oceania
Constructed language

Not ready

Africa (not ready)
Americas (not ready)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Aukan: faya wataa (citation, no translation, no pronunciation) Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 10:28, 21 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Classical Nahuatl: tzompantli (no citations, no translation, pronunciation)
    Moved here from the Asian (?) section. No idea who added the nomination. I changed the language code from Nahuatl (no entry) to Classical Nahuatl. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 13:26, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Northern Valley Yokuts: timethril (citation, no translation, no pronunciation) , the most Sindarin-like word I've seen that's not (and that's not imitating) Sindarin, although the most Sindarin-ish part of it, thr(il), is just an old orthography for ṭ(il) /ʈil/. Compare Talk:Q'anjob'al. - -sche (discuss) 03:16, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Pennsylvania German: Fleddermaus (no citations, no translation, no pronunciation) This book also mentions a sense "bat". ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 10:28, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Quechua: chaka (no citations, no translation, no pronunciation) ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 12:05, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Sinacantán: meelatí (citation, no translation, no pronunciation) or mee - -sche (discuss) 03:03, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Taos: łá’ȕ (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) —Mr. Granger (talkcontribs) 02:22, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Wintu: čaliharas (citation, no translation, no pronunciation) —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:54, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
Asia (not ready)
Broom icon.svg A user suggests that this English project page be cleaned up, giving the reason: "if we want to keep continent sections, this list needs to be sorted properly".
Please see the discussion on Requests for cleanup(+) or the talk page for more information and remove this template after the problem has been dealt with.
Europe (not ready)
  • Looks like English has already borrowed it – one dictionary had it in their “words of 2016” list. Jberkel (talk) 00:48, 6 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Danish: ordne (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) PseudoSkull (talk) 02:59, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
    The definitions are kind of a mess tho.__Gamren (talk) 18:49, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Spanish: tubey (citation, no translation, no pronunciation) DTLHS (talk) 15:32, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Latvian: rudenīgs (no citations, no translation, no pronunciation) —suzukaze (tc) 02:52, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Polish: rzeczpospolita (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) 98.24.74.9 03:00, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg French: farfelu (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) entry needs a scrub first. – Jberkel (talk) 01:49, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Czech: bašta (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) Lectiuss (talk) 17:26, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Russian: шиш (šiš) (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) --Brateevsky (talk) 10:46, 7 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Swedish: dygna (no citations, no translation, no pronunciation) --Romanophile (talk) 19:51, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Latvian: šķērslis (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) -- I love words with diacritics; cf. the genitive singular form with šķēršļa -- wow! --Pereru (talk) 07:32, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Latvian: murrāt (no citations, no translation, no pronunciation) --Pereru (talk) 03:18, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Latvian: ņaudēt (no citations, no translation, no pronunciation) --Pereru (talk) 03:18, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Russian: зонг-опера (zong-opera) (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) , unusual mishmash of borrowings coined in order to avoid using a different borrowing that fell foul of Soviet laws Smurrayinchester (talk) 14:10, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Russian: лес (les) (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) Brateevsky (talk) 13:22, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Czech: čtvrtý (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) All those consonants... --WikiTiki89 23:39, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Swedish: filmatisera (no citations, no translation, no pronunciation)
Minor or extinct European language (not ready)
Oceania (not ready)
Constructed language (not ready)


Nominated for a particular moment

Nominate a word here if you think it is fitting for a particular moment, such as a celebration, a recent news event and so on. It may be featured on another day instead, however.

January

February

March

April

May

  • 1 (May Day, Labor Day)
  • 4 (Star Wars Day) Symbol delete vote.svg Translingual: Han solo (no citations, no translation, no pronunciation) – Jberkel 18:48, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
    As I've commented before, I don't think that Translingual entries should be featured (and they are arguably not "foreign"). —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 20:05, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
    Translingual focus week? :)Jberkel 20:59, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
    Symbol keep vote.svg Italian: spada laser (citation, no translation, pronunciation) , but it still needs translation. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 15:27, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
  • 12 (2019, Mother's Day in many countries) Symbol keep vote.svg Volapük: motön (citation, no translation, pronunciation) ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 14:02, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
  • 13 Symbol keep vote.svg Japanese: 千早振る (citation, no translation, pronunciation) Can anyone take a guess? ~ POKéTalker) 19:36, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
    • Nobody? It's the date when the first manga volume of Chihayafuru was released. Correct me if I'm wrong. ~ POKéTalker) 17:54, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
      • How about Symbol keep vote.svg Japanese: 唐紅 (citation, no translation, pronunciation) ? It's a last minute nominaion for tomorrow, but it's better than a vague POS like "adnominal". ~ POKéTalker) 03:20, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

June

July

  • 20 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become first humans to walk on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission - Symbol delete vote.svg Latin: explorare (no citations, no translation, pronunciation)
  • 27 (2013 only: 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice in Korean War) Symbol delete vote.svg Korean: 평화 (pyeonghwa) (no citations, no translation, pronunciation)
    This could be done on any year, of course. 2016 is already occupied, however. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:20, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

August

September

October

November

  • 11: Symbol delete vote.svg Chinese: 光棍節 (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) —suzukaze (tc) 10:47, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
  • 11: Symbol delete vote.svg Polish: chrząszcz (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) --112.119.120.108 09:08, 3 June 2018 (UTC) It is Polish Independence day on 11 Nov, and I think we should celeberate with Polish tounge twisters.
  • 20 Symbol keep vote.svg Hebrew: חַלּוֹן‎ (citation, no translation, pronunciation) vaguely for the release of w:Windows 1.0. —Enosh (talk) 08:53, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

December

  • 13 Symbol delete vote.svg Swedish: lussekatt (no citations, no translation, no pronunciation) Saint Lucy's day – Jberkel (talk) 17:43, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • 15 (Zamenhof Day):
    Symbol keep vote.svg Esperanto: homarano (citation, no translation, pronunciation) פֿינצטערניש (talk) 19:55, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
    Symbol keep vote.svg Esperanto: volapukaĵo (citation, no translation, pronunciation) פֿינצטערניש (talk) 09:53, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Icelandic: jólabókaflóð (multiple citations, pronunciation) —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 17:26, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
  • 25 (Christmas):
    • Symbol delete vote.svg Pennsylvania German: Grischtbaam (citation, no translation, no pronunciation) For sure one of the most grinch-like words for a Christmas tree. I think it's more or less pronounced /ˈɡrɪʃtbɑːm/ but I'm not completely sure and /r/ might be a less than ideal transcription. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 11:47, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
  • 26 (Boxing Day, St. Stephen's Day): Symbol delete vote.svg Italian: Santo Stefano (no citations, no translation, no pronunciation) — SGconlaw (talk) 20:28, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Focus weeks

Every so often, focus weeks are held in the Foreign Word of the Day. During focus weeks, we choose words or phrases with a certain theme, highlight languages with some special features, or show words that have particularly interesting or unusual properties. Proposals for focus weeks can be found at Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/Focus weeks.