Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Nuchshlepper Someone who follows another person; a hanger-on Yiddish awareness adverse persistence
Schwärmerei Excessive or extreme enthusiasm or sentimentality. German happiness
Kenopsia The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. English change time
Sisu Extraordinary determination in the fact of adversity Finnish growth strength
Nakakapag pabagabag Something that brings about excessive anxiety or restlessness for a period of time; something that is making you nervous Tagalog stress feeling awareness
Qualunquismo Political apathy; people who really don’t care very much about politics and related issues in society Italian society
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Cafuné Tenderly running your fingers through your lover's hair Portuguese love
Gezellig A warm feeling of cozyness, but also have good times with friends af a party. Dutch feeling positive
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Lagom Not too much and not too little Swedish measurement
Gambiarra A very poor or ugly but effective solution for a problem; to use improvised methods / solutions to solve a problem, with any avaiable material Portuguese creative
Attaccabottone Something that you long to get away from but struggle to Italian adverse
Yoroshiku onegai shimasu Favorably, please. Japanese positive
Hwyl A passion and fervour for a competitive event like a poetry reading or a rugby match that fills your entire body with a sense of belonging. Welsh emotion extreme
Erklärungsnot The state of having to quickly explain yourself German action stress
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
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
Kucir A tuft of hair left to grow on top of an otherwise bald head Indonesian physical change
Altschmerz Weariness with the same old issues that you've always had - the same boring flaws and anxieties that you've been gnawing for years. German adverse growth attribute
Lha’i rnal ‘byor (ལྷའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར) Deity meditation/yoga; an advanced practice in which one visualises interacting with, or ‘accomplishing’ (i.e., being), a deity. Tibetan awareness physical
Offing The deep, distant stretch of the ocean that is still visible from the land; the foreseeable future English nature beauty
Eomchina Contraction of the phrase "Mom's friend's son". Academically successful (and possibly wealthy) male student who is the target of envy among others Korean family society work
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Ômä (өмә) Collective helping Bashkir society positive
Titip To temporarily entrust something to a person Indonesian trust
Vemödalen The fear that everything has already been done. For example: the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist. English philosophy awareness art
Shouganai It cannot be helped. Japanese philosophy fate

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