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Ooh too many to mention! I like word in Italian with the 'zz' sound, as in

ragazzi- boys

ragazze- girls

Piazza- public square

Pizza- pizza

canzonetta- small musical piece

I also like the diminutive derivatives like for piccolo- little/ piccolino- little one

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On 19/09/2016 at 10:50 PM, stogian said:

My favorite word is not a word is a phrase "Comme ci Comme ca" which is in French and it means "so so" 
I think that it sounds really nice!
Cyprus had a song with this title in Eurovision!

I like the Romanian equivalent of this, așa și așa. Just like the sound of it.

A Romanian word I find funny is dușman which means 'enemy'. It's pronounced 'douche man'! :lol:

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Betakh - Of course in Hebrew slang

Bakhoor - Guy/young man in Hebrew

Bakhoora - Girlfriend in Hebrew

Halevay - Hopefully/if only in ancient Aramaic

Ojala - Hopefully in Spanish

Makkes - Nothing in Yiddish

Yaffa - Beautiful in Hebrew

 

I could go on and on with my list of favorite words in my language studies but those were the first that came to mind. 

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