Unconventional language hacking tips from Benny the Irish polyglot; traveling the world to learn languages to fluency and beyond! Fluent in 3 Months method. Use the search field below. Full disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Full disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Looking for cute nicknames for your girlfriend, boyfriend, or kids? HereвЂs your master list of cute nicknames from around the world. Pumpkin, peanut, bubby, baby, babe, bae, honey, darling, sugar, sweetie, honeybunchвЂ¦ English is packed full of fun, creative, and cute nicknames to call your loved ones. From food to animals, to just plain gibberish words " lots of us love giving a cute nickname to our significant other, family, friends, and children. And it's not just English. In every language, people have terms of endearment to show their love and affection. Learning these can add new depth to your language learning " especially if you're learning a language to speak with loved ones. Learning pet names is also a fun way to expand your vocabulary, and it develops your cultural understanding. Many of the words used as nicknames reflect social relationships and are intertwined with the values of a particular culture. Let's get into it! Here are some cute nicknames from around the world.
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Starting with English, which is rich with cute and crazy nicknames for your significant other. Hey babe, can you come here? Spanish is known as a passion-infused language, so there's no shortage of cute nicknames in Spanish! There are some creative Spanish nicknames, such as mi perrito ("my puppy"), mi cielito ("my little heaven"), and amorcito ("little love"). Spanish has plenty of cute nicknames for girls and boys, too. Eres mi media naranja. Te amo - "You're my better half. You can also learn other romantic phrases to show your love in this Spanish article. The French have tons of affectionate pet names they call each other. But some of them are a little less cute when translated into English. Nicknames like mon saucisson ("my little sausage"), mon petit chou ("my little cabbage" but used like "sweetie"), mon gros ("my fat one"), and ma puce ("my flea") are a bit strange in English. I don't know about you, but being called a flea doesn't sound all that affectionate! Looking for good nicknames to use for your kids? Let's face it, who wouldn't want to be whispered sweet nothings in Italian? Italy is known for being warm and affectionate, and their nicknames help infuse that affection into the language. You can watch almost any movie set in Italy and hear someone say "Mio amor! " " "My love".
This can be shortened to simply Amore or even Amo. Meanwhile in southern Italy you sometimes hear "Vita mia! " " "My life". Italian pet names called nomignoli are used freely and often for everyone, especially for children. All these are in the masculine "o" ending - you can change the "o" to an "a" to make it a feminine word when talking to girls. You can even passionately exclaim, "Luce dei miei occhi! " ("Light of my eyes!") when you see your loved one - although that's often used more as a joke. Some people will only call their closest friends these terms, while others refer to everyone with pet names like these. There's a surprising number of ways to express your affection and liebe auf Deutsch. Granted, some German expressions may seem a bit odd to call someone. One of the most common and popular nicknames for women is Maus or Mauschen, which translates to "mouse" and "little mouse." It's common to hear a man call his wife or girlfriend that. Even more interesting, the Germans have created their own hybrid animal nickname, which I personally love: MausebГ¤r ("mouse bear").
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Schnuckiputzi - SweetieвЂќ or cutie-patootyвЂќ. And you can always make a nickname even better by adding the diminutive, -chen or -lien. That basically just makes it extra cute and "little". The interesting thing about Japanese is they don't often use nicknames at all. The language is very formal " always referring to someone by their last name plus -san. For example, Mr. Tanaka is Tanaka-sanвЂќ. So when it comes to expressing love, affection, and friendship in Japanese, it's usually as simple as calling your significant other by their first name only. Using someone's first name symbolizes a comfortable, mutual affection or friendship. And calling someone you don't know by their first name is a big no-no in Japanese culture. Whoever has seniority in the relationship has to be the one to establish that it's okay to be called by a less formal name. But, the Japanese do have some cute nicknames. They love to make everything (totemo kawaii, "very cute"). A common example is shortening a celebrity's name: Hikki for Utada Hikaru, MatsuJun for Jun Matsumoto of Arashi, and Maririn and Meetan for Mariko Shinoda and Megumi Ohori from AKB48. But it's much more common to create cute names by shortening the person's name and adding -chan, -kun, or -tan. Although the general rule of thumb is -chan for girls, -kun for boys, and -tan is gender-neutral, it all depends on the person and situation. €гЃ†гЂЃгЃЁг‚‚гЃЎг‚ѓг‚" (Ohayou, Tomo-chan): "'Morning, Tomo-chan! As with Japanese, Korean has rules about calling someone by their first name only " and it's not very common. How you address a person defines your relationship, and you must be on close terms to start calling them a nickname. But unlike Japanese, creative and cute nicknames are quite a common way to show love and affection in Korean! They even have a cute nickname for girls who whine - °Ўм°Ўмќґ(jjing-jjingi, "whiny"). You can even call out the affectionate greeting, "м•€л… Fun-loving Irish guy, full-time globe trotter and international bestselling author. Benny believes the best approach to language learning is to speak from day one.
39;s Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita.
This list describes characters from the anime and manga series Doraemon. Also listed are their original NTV voice actors (1973), followed by their TV Asahi voice actors (1979-2005; 2005-present). Part of the 22nd century characters are listed in The Doraemons. Each main character represents a primary school student archetype. Nobita appears in every episode of the anime, while Doraemon appears in most episodes, sometimes being substituted (for medical checkup or on leave) by his sister, Dorami. Note: In some translations of Doraemon, the names of these characters are different from the original names. 2.9 Nobisuke Nobi Jr. Albert in the Cinar dub of the series, is the title character and co-protagonist of the series. He is a cat-like robot from the future. He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally. However, his ears were accidentally eaten by a robot mouse. It left him heartbroken and caused his skin to turn blue. People often mistake him for a raccoon dog. He is sent back in time by Sewashi (Nobita's Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita. Doraemon possesses a 4-dimensional pocket from which he can acquire various kinds of futuristic tools, gadgets, and playthings from a future department store.
He has also been shown to date with normal female cat.
He also has the tendency to panic during emergencies, characterized by him frantically trying to pull out a very much-needed tool from his pocket, only to produce a huge assortment of household items and unwanted gadgets. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent, not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics. Since Sewashi sent Doraemon to the past, Doraemon has been living as the unofficial fourth member of Nobita's family and acts like a second son to Nobita's parents, since despite being a robot, he requires basic needs for a person, such as eating, and also sleeps in the closet of Nobita's bedroom. He also fears mice greatly (due to a robot mouse having eaten his ears), even go crazy about it and pull out devastating gadgets, and most of the times, Nobita saves Doraemon in such situations. Although he has no fingers in most media, he can hold things because of the suction cups in his hands. His favorite food is Dorayaki. He has also been shown to date with normal female cat. He is the elder brother of Dorami.
39;s good at shooting.
Nobita Nobi (野比, Nobi Nobita, English dub: Sidney in the Cinar dub, Specky in the Speedy dub, and Noby Nobi in the Bang Zoom! dub) is the co-protagonist of the series. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts and white socks and light blue shoes. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting. He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time. He's also good at string figure which sometime considered a girls' game. Son of Tamako and Nobisuke Nobi. Future father of Nobisuke (his son). Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi. Taurus), nicknamed Shizuka-chan (しずかちゃん) is a smart, kind and pretty girl. She is often represented by the color pink, and is seen wearing a pink shirt and skirt.
The word 'Shizuka (しずか)' means 'Quiet'. She is Nobita's best friend. She does not shun Nobita due to his failing grades, lazy disposition or constant failures. In fact, she often tries to encourage him to do better, though she usually fails to convince him. Shizuka likes to take a bath several times a day; however, a running gag in the series is that she is sometimes interrupted by a sudden appearance of Nobita (sometimes Doraemon, Gian, or Suneo) usually due to misuse of Doraemon's gadgets like the Anywhere Door (Doko Demo Doa in Japanese). Shizuka's skirt is also frequently seen getting flipped, either by Nobita misusing Doraemon's gadgets, or by the wind. Scenes in which her underwear is seen, or she is seen bathing, have been removed from the dubbed versions, especially in India, Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. Her true passions are sweet potatoes, which she would rather keep to herself out of the knowledge of others, and the violin, in which her playing is just as horrendous as Gian's singing. She is also known for taking piano lessons unwillingly due to her mother's wishes (as she loves violin more), which is sometimes a reason for declining to hang out with friends (but she plays piano better than violin). Shizuka is an animal lover and keeps two pets at home: a dog, who is saved from succumbing to illness by Nobita and Doraemon in one story; and a canary which runs away on multiple occasions and causing Shizuka and Nobita to run around the city chasing her down.
She sometimes fansies some handsome idols on TV. Besides Nobita, Shizuka is also close to her classmate and popular student Dekisugi. Though they consider each other only as friends. Gemini), named Buster in the Cinar dub and Bob in the Speedy dub, usually known by the nickname "Gian" (「ジャイアン」, "Jaian", English: Big G) is a strong and quick-tempered local bully. He also frequently steals other children's stuff (especially Nobita's and Suneo's) under the pretext of "borrowing" them, unless the toy is damaged. He is known for his awful singing voice, though he considers himself a great singer. To prove this, Gian sometimes "invites" others to attend his concerts, under the threat of beatings. His singing is so horrible that, once, Nobita and Doraemon try to mute it in a silent world, his writings of the song lyrics in a board end up having the same effect as when they hear them.Though his voice is terrible in one of the episodes it was shown that a girl liked his singing. In some films, his singing is enhanced to become an effective weapon (as in 'Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas'). In some episodes when his voice is recorded and he hears it, he instantly denies it being his voice and threatens to beat up the person who his songs in a very bad way (which is an irony).
Gian is also confident in cooking, but just like his singing, his hand made food can be a nightmare for other people very easily. However, Gian does not hesitate to help his friends when they are in real trouble. Throughout the series, particularly the films, he is often the one who voices the most concern and refuses to look away when there is a problem, an opposite of Suneo's cowardice. While he is described by others as daunting and intimidating, he is very sensitive and prone to crying when something touching happens, and he actually values his friends highly, a feeling which his friends sometimes reciprocate. Gian also has a soft spot for his younger sister, Jaiko, and usually tries to prevent her from trouble, even if she can perfectly handle her situation. Gian basically is a bullying 'tsundere'. His catchphrase is "What's mine is mine. What's yours is also mine." (「俺の物は、俺の物。お前の物も俺の物。」, "Ore no mono wa, ore no mono. Omae no mono mo ore no mono."), also known as Gianism (ジャイアニズム, Jaianizumu) in Japan (the Japanese band Nightmare have borrowed the term for their albums Gianism Best Ofs and Gianizm). Pisces) is the fox-faced (inherited) from his mother) rich child who loves to flaunt his material wealth before everyone, especially Nobita. A lot of the stories start with Suneo showing off some new video game, toy or pet which evokes Nobita's envy.