Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Acedia Lack of concern over your spiritual life or "mental sloth" Greek emotion religion
Monachopsis The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place English awareness society
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Verklempt Completely overcome with emotion Yiddish emotion
Acoy Something that is either very positive or negative Indonesian positive measurement
Mu (無) Not one, not zero, not yes, not no Japanese measurement
Schnapsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creative
Harkla The little coughing noise one makes, often before giving a speech or dislodging a piece of cinnamon bun from their throat Swedish action
Dépaysement The feeling of being in an environment that you are not used to French feeling awareness change
Hammajang "All messed up" Hawaiian adverse
Tjäle Ground frozen hard, beyond the point where digging is possible Swedish physical nature
Tenyérbemászó Literally "palm crawler"; a face begging to be punched Hungarian funny adverse
Goesting Looking forward to, can't wait, have an appetite for Dutch positive feeling
Kairosclerosis A moment in which you realize that you're happy but simultaneously destroy that happiness by overthinking it English happiness reflection change
Blunda To close your eyes. Can be used literally or figuratively; refuse to see something. Swedish action
कौतुक (Kautuk) What is required is steady, constructive effort, not lightning speed and empty show Marathi philosophy persistence
Morgenfrisk Feeling rested after a good night's sleep Danish health physical
Dadirri Inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness out of respect. Ngangiwumirr awareness
Sisu Extraordinary determination in the fact of adversity Finnish growth strength
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Kenopsia The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. English change time
Chandamama (చందమామ) Literally "uncle moon"; referring to the moon when admiring it Telugu nature beauty
Philia "highest form of love"; deep love between friends, brotherly love Greek love friends
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Resol That kind of sun light, non direct, when the sun is covered by clouds that still hurts the eyes. Mallorquín nature
Hoʻoponopono Mutual forgiveness. Hawaiian connection character emotion
Shalom (שָׁלוֹם) peace, harmony, wholeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity; used also as a greeting/parting salutation. Hebrew positive

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