Adopted words into English language



The writer H.L. Mencken once said, “A living language is like a man suffering incessantly from small hemorrhages, and what it needs above all else is constant transfusions of new blood from other tongues. The day the gates go up, that day it begins to die.”

He might as well be talking about a community, a culture, or a country.

The reason English is such a rich language is that it’s not afraid to adopt words from other places. It has welcomed words from everywhere. If you speak English, you know parts of at least a hundred different languages.



noun: Sudden enlightenment or intuitive understanding.

From Japanese satori (understanding), from satoru (to know or understand). Earliest documented use: 1727.

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