Tingo: There’s a Name For It

By Laurel Sutton

July 3, 2009

We love language, and this series features words from various languages around the world that capture universal, but complicated, human emotions or situations. It’s fun and (gasp!) educational, too!

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Today’s lesson, on how not to behave:

Tingo— From the Pascuense language of Easter Island, it is the act of taking objects one desires from the house of a friend by gradually borrowing all of them.
Source: http://www.altalang.com/beyond-words/2008/10/12/ten-most-difficult-words-to-translate/

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