Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Shalom (שָׁלוֹם) peace, harmony, wholeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity; used also as a greeting/parting salutation. Hebrew positive
Athazagoraphobia The fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored, or being replaced English reflection thinking
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Neko-neko Someone that has a novel idea that only makes things worse Indonesian funny creative
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
Sonder the realization that everyone has a life as vivid and complex as your own); coined by John Koenig. English philosophy awareness
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute
Épater les bourgeois To shock the middle classes French society surprise extreme
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Ludus playful love between children or casual lovers Greek love
Noroke To brag about or sing the praises of the person you love Japanese love emotion
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
Subhiya Morning coffee, gossip and chat with neighbors after housewives have sent their children to school Arabic community connection
Yaqin (يقين) Certitude and freedom from doubt. Arabic feeling awareness
Weltschmerz Feeling hopeless about the state our world is currently in ("world pain") German adverse society
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Gogo It can mean desire, want, spirit or soul, but mainly it's a concept that explains the will of the soul. Basque feeling
Kusukusu The suppressed giggling and tittering of a group of women Japanese sound friends funny
Aesthete Someone with deep sensitivity to the beauty of art or nature English art beauty
Yuputka A word made for walking in the woods at night, it’s the phantom sensation of something crawling on your skin Ulwa nature adverse
Verpeilt Regularly forgetting things and not being in the present moment enough to organize your life properly German adverse awareness
Kuuki Yomenai "Cannot read the air” and jokingly applies to people who struggle to read social situations Japanese connection confusion
Halyava (Халява) Getting something without working for it Russian luck positive work
Vabba To be at home with the kids Swedish family
Shemomedjamo (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Tretår A second refill or “threefill” of coffee Swedish measurement food
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Kucir A tuft of hair left to grow on top of an otherwise bald head Indonesian physical change
Bababa ba? Is it going down? (In the context of an elevator) Tagalog action

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