Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
Sophrosyne A healthy state of mind, characterized by self-control, moderation, and a deep awareness of one's true self, and resulting in one's true happiness. Greek awareness happiness reflection
Kintsukuroi To repair with gold. Understanding that a piece is more beautiful for having broken. Japanese beauty change
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
Seigneur-terrasse Someone who spends time, but not money, at a café French funny life
Dadirri Inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness out of respect. Ngangiwumirr awareness
Nito-onna A woman so dedicated to her career that she has no time to iron blouses, so dresses only in knitted tops. Japanese society work
L'esprit de l'escalier Thinking of the perfect reply after the conversation is over. French friends interaction
Aşermek The experience of craving certain foods while pregnant Turkish food
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Vellichor The strange wistfulness of used bookshops English feeling
Umay Gettiing tired of a certain food Tagalog food
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Gretchenfrage A direct question with the intention of unveiling the underlying thoughts of the person being questioned German awareness connection
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty
Bilita Mpash Opposite of a nightmare Bantu positive event
Bildung education, formation, acculturation, cultivation, development. German cultural
Fika Drinking coffee along with eating something sweet Swedish food society
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Mahj Looking beautiful after having a disease Tamil beauty change
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Mātauranga The comprehension, or understanding of the universe Nogay awareness thinking reflection

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