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2021.04.18 00:19

WOTD: kismet
[kiz met]
def: FATE, or the determining cause by

which things come to be
ex: It could only be kismet that directed me here to meet you all.

Who believes in kismet, or fate? Raise your hand in the comments. I know many cultures have their own word for this FATE that we think so much about. Please let me know what it is!
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  • Taurus 2021.04.18 00:25

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    宿命
  • Grace 2021.04.18 00:58

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    thank you for your word of the day! 😍
  • Morton 2021.04.18 02:47

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    in china we have a idiom about ''you only make your effort to do it. whether it succeeds depend on fate''谋事在人,成事在天。
  • Corinne 코린 2021.04.18 03:08

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    @Morton I like this. Is it an idiom or a proverb?
  • Morton 2021.04.18 03:13

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    @Corinne 코린 an idiom
  • Corinne 코린 2021.04.18 03:17

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    @Grace welcome!
  • Corinne 코린 2021.04.18 03:17

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    @ any time!
  • Grace 2021.04.18 03:36

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    @Corinne 코린 thank you Corinne
  • AV 2021.04.18 07:37

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    @Corinne 코린 i thought Kismet is an Urdu or Arabic word. I was familiar with this word before, but was hesitant to use in any formal English conversation. Please could you clarify if we could use this word 'Kismet' in writing & speaking officially?
  • Ulv 2021.04.18 08:44

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    I thought for a while it was about another language not English, the same word is known in other cultures, at least in North Africa. I have to check its etymology to know its origin because it doesn't sound English for me.
  • Corinne 코린 2021.04.18 11:51

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    @Ulv yes, it's a weird we use as English speakers but the word has Arabic roots. Basically, it is in general use but we've "borrowed" it from that language, just like we have the words safari, cigar, cartoon, wanderlust, cookie
  • Corinne 코린 2021.04.18 11:54

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    @AV yes definitely. I explained to another user why of you can check all comments. See. www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kismet
  • Diana Mata 2021.04.21 02:57

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    Thanks for sharing the word! In Spanish we say DESTINO.
  • Vic 2021.04.21 03:45

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    I believe fate, it's a supernatural staff that directing the life.
  • Abraham 2021.04.21 04:57

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    So it's similar to destiny or karma?🤔
  • gustavo 2021.04.21 06:46

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    Hola
  • Corinne 코린 2021.04.21 09:08

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    @Abraham exactly
  • Feng 2021.04.21 11:41

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    Beautiful voice. Thank you.
  • Corinne 코린 2021.04.21 13:51

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    @gustavo hello ☺
  • Corinne 코린 2021.04.21 13:53

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    @Diana Mata thank you for sharing!
  • josue hidalgo 2021.04.21 15:45

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    Beautiful voice thank for word of the day😊

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