thetattooeddiva asked: 3, 9, and 10
3: Which languages you are learning, or want to learn.
Currently trying to get better at reading and writing standard Italian. I studied a bit in college and know a fair amount of dialect already, but I’m nowhere near where I want to be if I ever decide to go to grad school (most French programs require a second language and Italian is a pretty obvious choice for me).
I find the linguistic gray area between standard French and standard Italian to be particularly interesting, so I’m working on becoming more familiar with those dialects/languages (Occitan, Provençau, etc.).
I’d also really like to learn Latin eventually, and then maybe move on to the other Romance languages.
9: Your favourite word in a language you don’t really speak.
Mishegas - means roughly “insanity” or “craziness” in Yiddish and is a fun and useful way to describe complicated, messy situations.
10: A list of your favourite words in any language.
Guagliò - basically just means guy or dude in southern Italian dialect.
Sfiga - vulgar. literally means “the absence of pussy” but is just a strong way of saying bad luck in Italian.
Y’all - because English absolutely needs a second-person plural pronoun and I just can’t get behind youse or yinz.
Babyfoot - French word for foosball.
Supercool - something that French people don’t actually say, but which my high school French book included as hip slang for young people.