Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Mahalo Thankfulness, appreciation, and gratitude as a way of living Hawaiian positive
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Kokoro A unity of mind and heart. Japanese awareness feeling
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement
Zeg The day after tomorrow Georgian time measurement
Débrouillardise Quality of someone who is resourceful and lives with the ability to creatively improvise; someone who can make do and solve problems without much French creative
Unglücksrabe An unlucky person (literally: Raven with bad luck) German luck adverse
Wintercearig Literally "winter sorrow"; a feeling of deep sadness related to the cold, still, dark nature of winter English weather emotion adverse
Querencia A place from which one's strength is drawn, where one feels at home, the place where you are your most authentic self Spanish strength happiness character
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek physical
Mahj Looking beautiful after having a disease Persian beauty change
Qì (氣) Lit. air, breath; ‘life force/energy’. Chinese health awareness
Entzuterre A distance that allows you to listen to another conversation Basque interaction
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Amaeru To seek affection through doing things like clinging or pleading Japanese persistence
Lus Desire, craving; greed; fancy, cupidity; inclination, tendency. Afrikaans adverse
Iktsuarpok The feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming. Inuktitut awareness persistence feeling
Empalagoso Too sweet. Adjective to say you ate something so sweet that you got sick of it. Spanish food adverse change
Seny Common sense, is a form of ancestral Catalan wisdom or sensibleness. It involves well-pondered perception of situations, level-headedness, awareness, integrity, and right action Catalan positive character
Tokka A large herd of reindeer Finnish nature
Taraadin A happy solution for everyone Arabic happiness society
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Nedoperepitj (недоперепить) To drink more than one should have, but less than one would have wanted. To fail to drink too much. Russian funny action
Wejbet Unwanted/inconvenient social and family obligations that are somewhat necessary to maintain good relations Arabic family interaction cultural
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
O ka la nokonoko A day spent in nervous anticipation of a coughing spell Hawaiian thinking health stress

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