I am currently learning Spanish. I was curious, so I checked what "snail" was in Spanish. Then, I had the idea that we could write different snail translations here if we feel like it! Don't forget to specify the language!
Learning Spanish, eh? I believe you already speak French, and know some English, so knowing French, English and Spanish would make you quite the linguistic powerhouse! This would also give you access to ~70+ countries! Granted you know them well, that is.
Anyways! 😅 It should be interesting to see what "snail" is in a variety of languages.
Spanish is a cool language! I'm not great at it yet, but if I could, I'd learn every language! I'm currently learning English, Spanish (French is my maternal language), QSL (Quebec sign language - I'm awful at it right now) and Braille (in French, I'm not very good either). I'm hoping to learn Italian too! It's amazing!
So, in Polish, it's "slimak"? At first, I thought that someone said "slime", but to make it sound cool, they added "ak"... "C'est spécial"!
The sign for snail in British Sign Language: stick two fingers out on your dominant hand (keeping them together, as the 'foot' of your snail), 'cup' your other hand and put it over to act as the shell. Wiggle the two fingers (still keeping them together).
-English: snail, slug -French: escargot, limace -Spanish: caracol, babosa -Polish: slimak, slimak -Finnish: kotilo (popular etana), etana -Dutch: slak, naatslak -Japanese: カタツムリ(katatsumuri), ? -Chinese: 蜗牛(wo-new), 鼻涕虫 (bee-ti-chong) -Hebrew: שַׁבְּלוּל (shablul), ? -Romanian: melc, ? -British sign language: stick two fingers out on your dominant hand (keeping them together, as the 'foot' of your snail), 'cup' your other hand and put it over to act as the shell. Wiggle the two fingers (still keeping them together), ?
Wow! There are so much different snail translations now!