Eunoia

Words That Don't Translate

Eunoia was built in 24h by Steph. Search 500+ untranslatable words by 70+ languages and 50+ tags, or click refresh to see a new batch. Enjoy!


Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Vabba To be at home with the kids Swedish family
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection thinking
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement
Layogenic Good looking from a distance Tagalog visual
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Voetstoots A sale where the thing is sold as is or with all its faults without any guarantees Afrikaans action
Halyava (Халява) Getting something without working for it Russian luck positive work
Tingo The act of taking objects one desires from the house of a friend by gradually borrowing all of them Pascuense funny interaction character
Extrawunsch Someone who is slowing things down by being fussy, making everything more complicated than necessary German stress adverse action
Gezelligheid Coziness, fun, the general togetherness that gives people a warm feeling. Dutch friends society positive
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Dor The heartbreak and sense of longing you feel because you’re separated from your love Romanian love adverse
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
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
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
Zanshin (残心) Lit. ‘remaining/enduring heart-mind’; a state of relaxed mental alertness (especially in the face of danger or stress). Japanese awareness
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
Philoxenia (Φιλοξενία) Love of strangers, guests; a hospitable act of welcome. Greek society
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
chimak Chicken and beer Korean food
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
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
Abendrot The colour of the sky when the sun is setting German nature beauty
Avoir la molle A listless unwillingness to do any work French adverse
Gula Gluttony, greed; indulgence; eating simply for the taste (i.e., not from hunger). Spanish adverse
Shadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
Kenshō (見性) Seeing (ken) one’s nature or essence (shō); perceiving one’s Buddha nature; sometimes interpreted as an initial or brief awakening. Japanese awareness growth



- Get Eunoia Stickers -




Looking to advertise on Eunoia? Send me a message at [email protected]



Integral Labs Inc.