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vicious circle

Discussion in 'All Languages' started by Encolpius, May 27, 2010.

  1. Encolpius

    Encolpius Senior Member

    Prague
    Hungarian
    Hello, how do you vicious circle in your language? Thanks.

    Hungarian: ördögi kör [ördögi - diabolical, kör - circle]

    Latin: circulus vitiosus
     
  2. itreius Senior Member

    Assembly
    Croatian

    začarani krug [bewitched - circle]
     
  3. hui Senior Member

    Finnish
    Finnish: noidankehä (witch's circle)
     
  4. ilocas2 Senior Member

    CZ:

    začarovaný kruh (bewitched circle)
     
  5. Orlin Senior Member

    София
    български
    Bulgarian: порочен кръг (vicious circle) and sometimes омагьосан кръг (bewitched circle).
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2010
  6. apmoy70 Senior Member

    Greek
    In Greek:
    «Φαύλος κύκλος»
    'favlos 'ciklos
    lit. "mean/vicious circle"
    Ancient adj. «φαῦλος» ('pʰaūlŏs)-->mean, vicious, iniquitous

    [c] is a voiceless palatal plosive
     
  7. Rallino Moderatoúrkos

    Ankara
    Turkish
    Turkish: Kısır döngü [infertile/sterile cycle]
     
  8. merquiades

    merquiades Senior Member

    France
    USA Northeast
    French: cercle vicieux
    Spanish: círculo vicioso
    I've seen vicious circle or cycle in English
     
  9. jazyk Senior Member

    Brno, Česká republika
    Brazílie, portugalština
    In Portuguese: círculo vicioso.
     
  10. ThomasK Senior Member

    (near) Kortrijk, Belgium
    Belgium, Dutch
    Dutch : vicieuze cirkel.
    German: Teufelskreis (devil's circle).
     
  11. Encolpius

    Encolpius Senior Member

    Prague
    Hungarian
    Swedish: ond zirkel [wicked, evil + circle]

    Japanese: 悪循環 [akujunkan]
     
  12. Rallino Moderatoúrkos

    Ankara
    Turkish
    Ooh! Thanks very much for the Japanese input! I 've been waiting for it!
     
  13. Encolpius

    Encolpius Senior Member

    Prague
    Hungarian
    Yes, but we have been expecting a native Japanese, it seems to me they are asleep. :D
     
  14. hollabooiers Junior Member

    Estonia
    Estonian
    Estonian: nõiaring (witch's circle)
     
  15. federicoft Senior Member

    Italian
    Italian: circolo vizioso.
     
  16. ilocas2 Senior Member

    in Czech there is also bludný kruh, zakletý kruh and bezvýchodný kruh
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2012
  17. e2-e4 X Senior Member

    Русский
    The same in Russian (порочный круг).
     
  18. OneStroke Senior Member

    Hong Kong, China
    Chinese - Cantonese (HK)
    Chinese: 惡性循環/恶性循环 (èxìng xúnhuán), lit. 'malignant cycle'
     
  19. mataripis

    mataripis Senior Member

    Tagalog: Circle= pabilog Cycle= Pasikot
     

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