Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/Nominations

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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 either 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 available on Commons 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

Focus weeks[edit]

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.

Nominations[edit]

General nominations[edit]

Ready[edit]

Africa[edit]
Americas[edit]
Asia[edit]
Europe[edit]
Minor or extinct European language[edit]
Oceania[edit]
Constructed language[edit]

Not ready[edit]

Africa (not ready)[edit]
Americas (not ready)[edit]
Asia (not ready)[edit]
Europe (not ready)[edit]
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Albanian: dakort (no citations, no translation, no pronunciation) —Suzukaze-c 05:35, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Albanian: gjyq (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:05, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Albanian: nënë (no citations, no translation, no pronunciation) 83.247.136.70 07:36, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Basque: garagardo (no citations, no translation, no pronunciation) – Jberkel 18:12, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Belarusian: пачуццё (pačuccjó) (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) Per utramque cavernam 19:25, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Belarusian: кало́дзеж (kalódzjež) (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) Per utramque cavernam 10:11, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Belarusian: сёння (sjónnja) (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) . Per utramque cavernam (talk) 16:49, 24 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Catalan: lletraferit (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) – Jberkel 23:22, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Czech: infantilní (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) --Kjóiku (talk) 16:05, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
    @Kjóiku The entry is currently not ready: it does not have a quotation (see the requirements at the top of the page). But I must also ask: what makes this word special? It doesn't seem unusual compared to the cognates at infantil, infantile. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 09:46, 11 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Czech: kokos (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 10:04, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Czech: step (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 14:33, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Czech: bašta (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) Lectiuss (talk) 17:26, 27 December 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 Danish: sølvgrå (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) DonnanZ (talk) 10:28, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Danish: hygge (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) – Jberkel (talk) 11:51, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
  • 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)
Minor or extinct European language (not ready)[edit]
Oceania (not ready)[edit]
Constructed language (not ready)[edit]
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Esperanto: nedankinde (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) Pretty clever etymology, no? Jackchango (talk) 18:49, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

Nominated for a particular moment[edit]

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[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • 13 (2019) Symbol keep vote.svg Chinese: 賞月 (citation, no translation, pronunciation) for the Mid-Autumn FestivalGranger (talk · contribs) 14:10, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
    Symbol delete vote.svg Chinese: 月餅 (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) , also associated with the Mid-Autumn Festival. Vox Sciurorum (talk) 15:44, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
  • 19 — Suggestions for Talk like a Pirate Day:
    • Symbol keep vote.svg German: Landratte (citation, no translation, pronunciation) Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 12:20, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
    • Symbol delete vote.svg Danish: landkrabbe (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) , Symbol delete vote.svg Norwegian Bokmål: landkrabbe (no citations, no translation, no pronunciation) , Symbol delete vote.svg Norwegian Nynorsk: landkrabbe (no citations, no translation, no pronunciation) , Symbol delete vote.svg Swedish: landkrabba (no citations, no translation, pronunciation) Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 12:20, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • 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.

December[edit]