Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 11/16/19 Sprachgefühl

Sprachgefühl (noun)
Sprachgefühl [ shprahkh-guh-fyl ]


noun German
1. intuitive feeling for the natural idiom of a language. "it's not genes or culture but Sprachgefühl that sets the French apart from the Finns, and the Russians from the Romanians"
2. the essential character of a language. "each language has its own personality, or Sprachgefühl, which limits its speakers to a certain mode of thought"


Origin: German, from Sprache ‘speech, a language’ + Gefühl ‘feeling’.

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