Are any words the same in all languages?

In this week’s Dear Duolingo advice column, the question of whether there are any words that all languages have in common is explored. The author reveals that while grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary differ greatly among languages, there are a few words that have made their way into various languages around the world. The article highlights three words that have come close to being universally shared: words for tea, words for pineapple, and words for orange. Additionally, the author identifies two words that have successfully made it into every language: coffee and chocolate. These words have been adopted and adapted as they spread across different cultures.

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