Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2012/September

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This is the September archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2012.

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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
uitprobeersel n., noun
  1. pilot, draft, first attempt, thing used as a tryout
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
desenrascanço m., noun
  1. (Portugal) disentanglement (removal of complications or confusion)
  2. (Portugal) hack, improvised solution
  3. (uncountable, Portugal) the ability to find improvised solutions to problems
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Foreign word of the day  in French
ne particle
  1. (literary) not (used alone to negate a verb; now chiefly with the verbs pouvoir, savoir, cesser and oser)
  2. not, no (used before a verb, with a subsequent element following)
  3. Used in a subordinate clause before a subjunctive verb (especially when the main verb expresses doubt or fear), to provide extra overtones of doubt or uncertainty (but not negating its verb); the so-called "pleonastic" or "expletive" ne.
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Spielzeug n., noun
  1. (countable) a toy
  2. (uncountable) toys
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
skriva verb
  1. to write, to type, to copy; to put letters and digits on a surface, using a pen or typewriter
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Foreign word of the day  in Abenaki
alnôbawôgan noun
  1. “being human”: human nature
  2. “becoming human”: birth
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
lol f., noun
  1. fun
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