I wasn’t sure where to put this particular post, but I enjoy what I call “light bulb” moments. Such as discovering the word aguacate and understand why the sauce is called guacamole. Or that Baumwolle literally translates to “tree wool”. And why it’s a sombrero, as it creates shade(sombre). Another thing is the word “dress” in other languages, how they tend to be a shortened version of a word for clothing, i.e. das Kleid, die Kleidung, and that we(English speakers) call it a dress, a shortened version of getting dressed. I have a number of other examples, but these will do for now.
Does anyone else enjoy these little discoveries? If you do, what are your favorite examples?