I've been told that English is a language compared to a vacuum cleaner (aspirador de pó).
It borrows so many words from other languages, maybe that's why English has a wide range of vocabulary.
I am really, really curious, what about you?
You can see some examples below:Bra
, from French (also formal brassière
- A piece of women's underwear worn to cover and support the breasts. Cinnamon
, from Latin "Cinnamomum zeylanicum"
the scientific name; derived from Sri Lanka's former name
And that is my nickname at EE...
What a good smell!
- The inner bark of a SE Asian tree, used in cooking as a spice, especially to give flavour to sweet food.Kangaroo
, from Australian Aboriginal Language
- A large Australian animal with a strong tail and back legs, that moves by jumping. The female carries its young in a pocket of skin.Ketchup
, from Chinese/Cantonese kôe-chiap/kê-chiap and gwai zap, also Indonesian-Malay kecap (pronounced kay-chap)
A thick cold sauce made from tomatoes, usually sold in bottles.
Interesting, don't you think so?