October 7, 2008 8:49am CST
Schadenfreude- deriving pleasure from others suffering.It is a loanword taken from the language of German. A loanword is a word which is borrowed from another language with little or no alteration. On the other hand a claque is borrowed from another language by translating it .For example the phrase 'flea market is the literal translation of the french phrase 'marche aux puces'.Intrestingly, the word 'Loanword' is a claque of the german word 'lenhwort' while the word claque is a loanword borrowed from french. Some Hindi word word like 'Guru', 'nirvana','mantra' have become loanwords in english.