Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Njuta to deeply enjoy, to profoundly appreciate. Swedish positive
Tima Not being ready to spend time or money on a specific thing, despite being able to afford it Icelandic thinking action
Athazagoraphobia The fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored, or being replaced English reflection thinking
Bilita Mpash Opposite of a nightmare Bantu positive event
Rückkehrunruhe The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness. German awareness time
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Eesome Pleasing to the eye English beauty
Subhiya Morning coffee, gossip and chat with neighbors after housewives have sent their children to school Arabic community connection
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Ta'arof (تعارف) The complicated set of niceties and social rules to be observed as a form of good manners and proper etiquette Persian society interaction
Zeitgeist The "spirit of the time" is what's going on culturally, religiously, or intellectually during a certain period. German time society
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek physical
Strikhedonia The joy of being able to say "to hell with it" English positive
Manna A sudden or unexpected help, advantage, or aid to success English change positive
Glückspilz A lucky person ("lucky mushroom") German positive
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Minestra riscaldata Literally "heated soup"; something done again but never as good as the first time it happened. Alternative to cavoli riscaldati (heated cabbage) Italian attribute
moņ (моң) Sadness; melody; lyricism Bashkir adverse music
Ikigai A reason for being; the thing that gets you up in the morning. Japanese growth happiness
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Sayang Describes when you've wasted an opportunity Tagalog adverse reflection
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Arigata-meiwaku When someone does something for you that you didn’t want them to do, and having to express gratitude for the act Japanese interaction
Geis Taboo, prohibition; injunction; something you do (or don’t do), upon which your life depends, or which defines your life. Irish change fate
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
Aeipathy A continued passion; an unyielding disease English persistence

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