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    Despair, Death, and Evilness

    (Sorry for the rather negative terms)

    I am specifically looking for the noun forms (not the adjectival forms) of these words.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: All Languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    Persian: nâomidi, marg, badi

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    Re: All Languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    French:

    Despair = (le) Désespoir
    Death = (la) Mort
    Evilness = (le) Mal
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    Re: All Languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    Dutch: wanhoop, dood, kwaadheid (?)

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    Re: All Languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    Turkish: çaresizlik, ölüm ve kötülük.
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    Re: All Languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    Spanish


    Despair, = Desespero
    Death, = Muerte
    and Evilness = Maldad

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    Re: All Languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    Finnish:

    Despair = epätoivo
    Death = kuolema
    Evilness = pahuus


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    Re: All Languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    In Italian:

    despair = (la) disperazione
    death = (la) morte
    evilness (do you mean "evil"?) = (il) male

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    Re: All languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    Romanian

    Despair = disperare, deznădejde
    Death = moarte
    Evilness = răutate, maleficitate

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    Re: All languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    Portuguese:

    despair: desespero
    death: morte
    evilness: maldade

    (There are many synonyms for "evilness", but I wouldn't be able to cite them all by heart.)
    Deuparth gwaith yw ei ddechrau.

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    Re: All languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    Polish:

    despair: rozpacz
    death: śmierć
    evilness: it's quite hard to find an exact Polish equivalent, I will go for nikczemność
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    Re: All languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    Lithuanian:

    despair: neviltis
    death: mirtis
    evilness: blogybė (there are more meanings for this word)
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    Re: All languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    German:

    despair: Verzweiflung
    death: Tod
    evilness: Boshaftigkeit
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    Re: All languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    Esperanto:
    despair: malespero
    death: morto
    evilness: malbono, malboneco

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    Re: All languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    Japanese:
    despair = 絶望 zetsubō
    death = 死 shi
    evilness = 邪悪 jaaku
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    Re: All languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    Arabic:

    Despair: اليأس
    Death: الموت
    Evil: الشر

    (In English we usually say "evil" and not "evilness.")
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    Re: All languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    In Hungarian:

    despair: kétségbeesés
    death: halál
    evilness: gonoszság

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    Re: All Languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    Quote Originally Posted by Alijsh View Post
    Persian: nâomidi, marg, badi
    "Badjensi" works for "badi", doesn't it?
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    Re: All languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    In Serbian:

    despair -> očaj / очај
    death -> smrt / смрт
    evilness -> zlo / зло.
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    Re: All languages: Despair, Death, and Evilness

    In Haitian Creole:

    despair = dezespwa
    death = lanmò
    evilness = (hard to tranlate) mal

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