Eunoia

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Eunoia was built in 24h by Steph. Search 500+ untranslatable words by 70+ languages and 50+ tags, or click refresh to see a new batch. Enjoy!


Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Consuegro Father in law of your son Spanish family
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
Voorpret That feeling of excitement you get even before an event actually takes place. Literally translates to “pre-fun.” Dutch happiness feeling exciting
Formacja A state of mind and its own culture of a generation Polish society change
Buksvåger Literally means "abdomen brothers-in-law"; used for two men who have slept with the same woman Swedish physical
Lus Desire, craving; greed; fancy, cupidity; inclination, tendency. Afrikaans adverse
Sokaiya A man with a few shares in several companies who extorts money by threatening to come to the shareholders' meetings and cause trouble Japanese adverse
Qì (氣) Lit. air, breath; ‘life force/energy’. Chinese health awareness
Shalom (שָׁלוֹם) peace, harmony, wholeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity; used also as a greeting/parting salutation. Hebrew positive
Haiku (俳句) A form of Japanese poetry, usually just 17 syllables long (with lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables), involving the sudden juxtapositions of ideas or images, and often focused on natural (e.g., seasonal) phenomena. Japanese art
Anánkē (Ανάγκη) destiny, fate, necessity. Greek awareness
Latah Uncontrollable habit of saying embarrassing things Indonesian habits
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
poshlost (пошлость) Used to describe situations where things are being sold under the premise "that the greatest joy can be bought" Russian adverse extreme
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection
Riposo Rest, repose; a nap; cf. siesta. Italian event society
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Oneirataxia The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality English awareness feeling
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
Épater les bourgeois To shock the middle classes French society surprise extreme
tuḷir (துளிர்) Technically "a baby leaf", but it specifcally means a freshness tenderness, delicateness Tamil attribute beauty
Nadryv When a person releases intimate, deeply hidden feelings, sometimes that do not truly exist; imaginary, excessively exaggerated and distorted feelings Russian emotion extreme
Yoroshiku onegai shimasu Favorably, please. Japanese positive
Boketto (ぼけっと) gazing vacantly into the distance (without thought or sense of self). Japanese
Fucha To use company time and resources for one's own purposes Portuguese work adverse
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Spannungsbogen A sequence of events which build up suspense and/or tension German event exciting
Wú jí (無極) Lit. without highest point, utmost point, ridgepole; ultimate, boundless, limitless; the primodial universe; original nature. Chinese measurement




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