World Words
Welcome! Привет! Hoşgeldiniz! 你好! Witaj! !مرحبا ¡Hola! Kia ora! কেমন আছেন?

I’m building a collection of words and phrases from around the world and their stories. I invite you to share yours.

We all know at least one word in a language that isn’t our mother tongue.
How did you come across your word?
What language does it come from?
Why did it stay with you?
Does it remind you of something or someone?
Does it make you smile or does it make you sad?
Did you learn it the hard way or did it come to you in the funniest of circumstances?
Or maybe it became yours when you badly needed to communicate?
You’re invited to share the story of your ‘foreign’ word and how it became your own.

You can write the story of your word in whatever style you like, and then add it to the collection by completing this form. It can be as short / long as you wish. You are welcome to submit more than one story and feel free to write in any language you wish.

The dream is to one day publish a collection of such words and their stories and share them with the world.
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