This project handles the daily foreign language word posted on the main page. It mimics the
English Word of the Day. Nominations may be in any language other than English.
Here's a checklist for nominations:
- Is it foreign? For nomination of English words, see
Word of the Day.
- Is it non-offensive? Don't nominate if it would be embarrassing to have someone's boss or grandmother overhear.
- It hasn't been lauded elsewhere recently, right? We want Wiktionary to be original, not a copycat.
- Do we have an entry for it? An entry needs to be created first, or you could
Before a nominated word is featured, it needs to meet certain requirements:
- Words in
well-documented languages need to have at least one
CFI-compliant quotation and a pronunciation section with an audio file or IPA transcription.
- Words in ancient, barely attested languages need to have at least one quotation or reference.
- Words in other languages need to meet any of the following criteria:
- A pronunciation section with audio or IPA and either a
reference from an appropriate resource or a quotation.
- Two independent quotations/references.
- Terms currently in RFC, RFV, or RFD whose problems have not been resolved by those discussions will not be accepted.
- Entries may be required to have images of their headword on Commons available if the script they are in is not widely supported (e.g.,
Ideal candidates include entries that are fairly complete, having a considerable amount of information, or words with unusual meanings, for instance:
- A word for an item or idea with which most English speakers are unfamiliar.
- A false friend, a word that an English speaker would assume to have a different meaning.
- A word with a couple of well-known definitions that have very different English translations.
- A word whose primary definition incorporates a range of somewhat varied concepts in English.
- An idiom or unusual expression, or anything else you think might be interesting.