Posts tagged ‘solitary’

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary (It’s not just for people)

My first solitary post won’t be so solitary afterall.

Speakcheats Weekly Challenge - Solitary Raven

To be part of a flock, quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”

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English – Raven

German – Der Rabe

Chinese – 大烏鴉   “da woo yaa”

Spanish – el cuervo

Japanese –烏, 鴉  “karasu”
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If anybody else knows of how to say “Raven” in other languages, feel free to share them in the comments and take part in the word of the day challenge.

Previous Weekly Challenge: Everyday Life

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

This week’s theme makes me wish I didn’t use the picture I did for speakcheats’ foreign word of the day – Everyday Life.
Oh well, guess I just have to take more pictures then.

Speakcheats Weekly Challenge - Solitary

We all walk our own paths in life.

These translations are proving to be challenging as most languages combine it with alone.  The difference between the two in my experience is that alone represents being cut off from all connections, personal or otherwise while solitary means just separating oneself from other people.
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English – Solitary

German – einsiedlerisch

Chinese – 独行  “do sheeng”

Spanish – solitario

Japanese –独居“dookyo”
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If anybody else knows of how to say “solitary” in other languages, feel free to share them in the comments and take part in the word of the day challenge.

Previous Weekly Challenge: Everyday Life