International Nicknames

Nicknames From Around The World

Siri, how do you say "love" in 7000 languages?

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While some name-calling is mean and can be used by bullies to obtain the unfulfilling satisfaction of tearing others down, most of it done by our family and friends is done out of love. These loving nicknames have always been around, and are a sign of appreciation or closeness with another. They help develop unbreakable bonds, and can make a person feel special knowing that they have a name only they are known by. It's interesting to see how these names have developed over time in different cultures, and it is even more amazing to respect and show appreciation for them. Here is a list of some interesting ones found:

1) Spanish

Esé - homeboy

Pollito - means "small chicken," but is basically calling a person cute or adorable

Vato - dude, man, guy

Primo - "cousin," but can be used to call a close friend "family"

Jefe - "boss"

Chulo/a - cutie

Mi amado - my beloved

2) French

Mon chéri - honey

Belle Gueule - good-looking guy

Mon Frère - "my brother," can be used for a very close friend

Frérot - bro

Ma Poule - my sweetheart

Mon Enclume - "anvil," used for someone who means a lot to you

Sucre d'Or - a sweet girl

Papouille - a girl you like to cuddle

Mon Chou - honey

3) Gaelic (Irish)

Mo chuisle (muh KHUSH-leh) - my pulse

Mo chroí (muh KHREE) - my heart

A chara (uh KHAR-uh) - friend

A stór (uh STORE) - my treasure

A leanbh (uh LAN-uv) - my child

Is ceoul mo chroí thú (Is cyoal mu khree who) - You're the music of my heart


4) German

Putzig - cute

Röschen - rose

Sonnenblümchen - sunflower

Honigbeine - intended for a sweet girl, means "Honeybee"

Hase - Bunny

Mausbär - mousebear

Honigkuchenpferd - Honey Cupcake horse

Schnecke - Snail (loving nickname in Germany)

Perle - Pearl

Cariad - sweetheart

5) Dutch

Schat - sweetie

Snoepje - candy

Lieve/liefje - dear

Dropje - Licorice drop

Lekker din - delicious thing


6) Favorites

Tibetan

Nyingdu-la - most honored poison of my heart

Dutch

Mijn poepie - my little poopsie

Portuguese

Paixão - passion

Persian

Moosh bokhoradet - means "may a mouse eat you," you are even tinier and cuter than mouse

Italian

Microbino mio - "my little microbe," again with the tiny nicknames

Chinese

沉鱼落雁 (chényú luòyàn) - means "diving fish, swooping geese"

There is a little backstory for this name. Xi Shi, labeled the most beautiful woman in Chinese history, looked at fish in a pool and they forgot to swim. Wang Zhaojun, another beautiful woman, made geese forget to flap their wings when they saw her. This nickname is calling the receiver a combination of the two beauties.

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50 Things To Be Happy About

It's the little things in life.
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It is always easier to pick out the negatives in life. We tend to dwell on them and drown out the happy moments. I asked a friend to tell me something that made them happy. They sarcastically laughed at my question then thought about it for a minute. Nothing. But they could easily come up with things that made them unhappy. Then I read them my list, and they were smiling and laughing in agreement the whole time. There are so many more things to be happy and laugh about than we realize. After all- it's the little things in life that can mean the most! Here are 50 things that make me happy. What are your 50?

  1. The first warm day of the year
  2. Laughing so hard your abs ache
  3. Freshly washed sheets
  4. Looking through old pictures
  5. The smell of a coffee shop
  6. Eating cookie dough
  7. Reading a bible verse that perfectly fits your current situation
  8. Seeing someone open a gift you got them
  9. Eating birthday cake
  10. A shower after a long day
  11. Marking something off your to-do list
  12. Drinking ice cold water on a really hot day
  13. Dressing up for no reason
  14. Breakfast food
  15. Being able to lay in bed in the morning
  16. Finding something you love at the store
  17. And it’s on sale
  18. Cute elderly couples
  19. When a stranger compliments you
  20. Getting butterflies in your stomach
  21. Taking a nap
  22. Cooking something delicious
  23. Being lost for words
  24. Receiving a birthday card in the mail
  25. And there's money in it
  26. Finally cleaning your room
  27. Realizing how fortunate you are
  28. Waking up from a nightmare and realizing it wasn't real
  29. Fresh fruit
  30. Walking barefoot in the grass
  31. Singing along to a song in the car
  32. Sunrises
  33. Sunsets
  34. Freshly baked cookies with a glass of milk
  35. Summertime cookouts
  36. Feeling pretty
  37. Looking forward to something
  38. Lemonade
  39. Comfortable silences
  40. Waking up in the middle of the night and realizing you have more time to sleep
  41. Surviving another school year
  42. The cold side of the pillow
  43. The smell of popcorn
  44. Remembering something funny that happened
  45. Laughing to yourself about it
  46. Feeling weird about laughing to yourself
  47. Printed photographs
  48. Wearing a new outfit
  49. The sound of an ice cream truck
  50. Feeling confident
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13 Thoughts About Transferring To A New College

I have been asking myself if I should stay or go to a different school.

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I have asked myself the question, "Should I transfer?", so many times. Don't get me wrong, I like NC State and all. However, I'm not entirely in love with it. In some ways, I don't really feel like I belong here because of the environment I'm in. Everything is 'go, go, go' and there's never a time to breathe and take in everything. Maybe it's because of my personality and all but I have tried to give it my all into trying to partake in the college experience. I mean, I have been justifying why I should just stick to NC State out for the entire four years. Then, I have those thoughts that I should transfer.

1.  College applications round two.

2. It's a hassle getting everything organized to transfer to a different school.

3. Money.

4. Will I even like the school that I transfer to? 

5. You have to start over and make new friends.

6. Maybe I'll grow to love NC State.

7. It feels so lonely here even though there are over 30,000 students.

8. I work better in a small environment.

9. I don't have a lot of friends.

10. It's so much harder to get opportunities here.

11. NC State doesn't have the major that I want.

12. My sister is going to be even farther away from me when she goes to college.

13. I feel like a freak sometimes because of my introverted self.


I might not be able to change my thoughts and the way I am but these two semesters has given me the opportunity to see if I want to stay. I don't have an answer yet but give me next year and I'll give you one.

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