Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Odnoliub Someone who has only one love in his or her life; someone who is capable of loving only one at a time Russian love fate
Frischluftfanatiker literal translation: fresh air fanatic; referring to a person who tends to keep the windows open to get fresh air, even in winter or someone who always tries to be outside in the open air German nature
Rokjesdag "Skirt day"; the first day of the spring when there is a youthful vibrance in the air and when it is warm enough to wear a short skirt bare-legged Dutch weather clothing
Sturmfrei Having the house or flat to oneself German event
Nja Combining no (nej) and yes (ja); neither yes or no (or both yes and no); expressing uncertainty. Swedish measurement
Mechaye Joy, pleasure; something that gives great joy/pleasure. Yiddish positive
On (恩) A feeling of moral indebtedness, relating to a favour or blessing given by others. Japanese life
Talaka Every member of a neighborhood getting together to do a work for free for a poor member of their community Nogay community connection
Tokimeki ときめき Excitement; Feeling of bliss or joy from a discrete experience Japanese emotion feeling happiness
Aeipathy A continued passion; an unyielding disease English persistence
Gula Gluttony, greed; indulgence; eating simply for the taste (i.e., not from hunger). Spanish adverse
Mimoso Said of something that enjoys being pampered or shown affection Spanish attribute love
Tingo The act of taking objects one desires from the house of a friend by gradually borrowing all of them Pascuense funny interaction character
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
Shibui Old school cool Japanese attribute
Abhisar (অভিসার) Lit. 'going towards'; a meeting (often secret) between lovers / partners. Bengali love event
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Víðsýni A panoramic view; open-mindedness. Icelandic visual
Ilunga The capacity to forgive once, tolerate a second time, but never a third time. Conveys the progression toward intolerance. Tshiluba growth emotion reflection
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
Harkla The little coughing noise one makes, often before giving a speech or dislodging a piece of cinnamon bun from their throat Swedish action
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
Avspasere To take a day (or more) off from work (e.g., because one has previously worked overtime and has built up credit). Norwegian society time
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling
Firgun (פירגון) Ungrudging and overt (expressed) pride and happiness at other's successes. Hebrew happiness
Mencolek The trick when you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them Indonesian funny friends action
Konfliktfähigkeit the ability to manage interpersonal conflict constructivly, without becoming personally involved. German growth
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Kuuki Yomenai "Cannot read the air” and jokingly applies to people who struggle to read social situations Japanese connection confusion

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