Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Dor The heartbreak and sense of longing you feel because you’re separated from your love Romanian love adverse
Anchorage The desire to make time stand still English time
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Pulesveis Messy hair, in particular in the back of the head, resulting from being rubbed against the pillow during sex Norwegian physical
Prozvonit To call a mobile phone and let it ring once so that the other person will call back, saving the first caller money. Czech life funny event
Xeitoso Something well done or someone who does some particular thing well. Also someone who looks put together. A person has (or has not) "xeito" (is "xeitoso", or not) at doing something when he does something properly. Galician character
Nintendo “Leave luck to heaven” or to leave one's fortune in the hands of fate Japanese philosophy fate
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
moņ (моң) Sadness; melody; lyricism Bashkir adverse music
Niksen Sitting down and do nothing at all, thinking of nothing at all Dutch feeling awareness
Klexos the art of dwelling on the past; coined by John Koenig. English thinking
Fahrvergnügen The love of simply driving German adventure happiness
Greng-jai The feeling of not wanting to impose Thai feeling society
Guanxi (关系) An intimate connection between people which would benefit from the other in solving delicate problems or in achieving personal goals Chinese growth connection
moņ (моң) Sadness; melody; lyricism Bashkir adverse music
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Guān xì (關係) Cultivating relationships; reciprocal connections; networking; social karma. Chinese society friends
Rizq Life's provision of account. Often used in daily speech when someone wasn’t able to achieve something, it wasn’t in their Rizq. Urdu philosophy connection
Ehvenişer When choosing between bad things, the lesser of two evils. Turkish philosophy
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Abhisar (অভিসার) Lit. 'going towards'; a meeting (often secret) between lovers / partners. Bengali love event
Mamihlapinatapai A look shared by two people, each wishing that the other would initiate something that they both desire but which neither wants to begin Yaghan love feeling
Strikhedonia The joy of being able to say "to hell with it" English positive
Weichei Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Querencia A place from which one's strength is drawn, where one feels at home, the place where you are your most authentic self Spanish strength happiness character

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