WORD OF THE DAY

Word of the Day

sprachgefühl

audio pronunciation
March 19, 2015
noun
\SHPRAHKH-guh-fuel\
Definition
1
: the character of a language
2
: an intuitive sense of what is linguistically appropriate
Examples
One review of the book praised the author’s sprachgefühl and her graceful, literary style.

“Robert Dankoff patiently taught me Ottoman Turkish, attempting to instill in me Sprachgefühl, and carefully corrected every inaccurate transliteration and translation that I insisted he read.” — Marc David Baer,Honored by the Glory of Islam, 2008

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