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pbromide
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 Message 9 of 11
02 February 2013 at 9:52am | IP Logged 
In Swedish, someone who has a talent for languages is said to have "the language" ear,
språkörat.
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 Message 10 of 11
02 February 2013 at 1:25pm | IP Logged 
I've only heard it being used in its indefinite form, "språköra" ("language ear", no "the").
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Jennanen
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 Message 11 of 11
13 February 2013 at 2:28am | IP Logged 
pbromide wrote:
In Swedish, someone who has a talent for languages is said to have "the language" ear,
språkörat.


This is a lot like the best Finnish equivalent I could think of which is "kielipää" or literally "language head".


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