Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Volya (Воля) "Freedom" and "will", but also vast natural landscape Russian nature beauty
Abhisar (অভিসার) Lit. 'going towards'; a meeting (often secret) between lovers / partners. Bengali love event
Kenjataimu "wise man's time": The post-orgasmic period when a man's thoughts are no longer impaired by his sexual drive; he is thus likened to a "sage" of clear mind Japanese awareness
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
Mimoso Said of something that enjoys being pampered or shown affection Spanish attribute love
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
Zanshin (残心) Lit. ‘remaining/enduring heart-mind’; a state of relaxed mental alertness (especially in the face of danger or stress). Japanese awareness
Iktsuarpok The feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming. Inuktitut awareness persistence feeling
Pantoffelheld Literally "slipper hero"; A man who may act tough in front of his friends but can’t stand up for himself against his wife German family interaction
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Hammajang "All messed up" Hawaiian adverse
Abhayamudrâ (अभय मुद्रा) The gesture (e.g., in Hindu and Buddhist iconography) of fearlessness, protection, and/or peace; involves the palms facing outwards, and the fingers extending upwards. Sanskrit strength
Ninot A ninot is a figure with human representation. In a conversation, it means a person without personality. Valencian attribute
Ludus playful love between children or casual lovers Greek love
Qì zhì (氣质) Quality of character, disposition, style, charm, attractiveness, magnetism. Chinese attribute positive
Seijaku (静寂) Quiet (sei) tranquillity (jaku); silence, calm, serenity (especially in the midst of activity or chaos). Japanese awareness beauty
Viitsima To overcome laziness as the last or only obstacle to do something. Estonian persistence strength
Házisárkány Literally "indoor dragon"; a nagging restless spouse Hungarian family stress adverse
Pragma longtime love, such as in long marriages Greek love family
Adronitis Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone English friends connection
Te (德) Virtue; morality; integrity; inner power. Chinese strength
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Abendrot The colour of the sky when the sun is setting German nature beauty
Vabba To be at home with the kids Swedish family
kaizen Continuous growth Japanese growth
Goya (گویا) The transporting suspension of disbelief that can occur in storytelling Urdu surprise
Akrasia When you know what to do in theory, but don’t act on it in practice. The literal translation is “weakness of will.” Akrasia is how people struggle to take action, even though the Internet gives them unlimited information. Greek philosophy attribute
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Sitzfleisch Having "Sitzfleisch": being persistent enough to complete a tough or big task German strength growth
Umay Gettiing tired of a certain food Tagalog food

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