Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
kaizen Continuous growth Japanese growth
Morgenfrisk Feeling rested after a good night's sleep Danish health physical
Abquatulate To leave without saying goodbye English action
Formacja A state of mind and its own culture of a generation Polish society change
Dozywocie Parental contract with children guaranteeing lifelong support Polish family love strength
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement
Listopad The falling of the leaves Russian nature event
Épater les bourgeois To shock the middle classes French society surprise extreme
Chindogu A person seemingly inventing ingenious everyday gadgets that seem like an ideal solution to a particular problem, but are in fact nothing more than a useless gag Japanese creative funny
Tempus fugit Time flies, flees, escapes. Latin time
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
Baadastoor Unaltered, or unchanged, for something that is habitual Urdu change habits
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Mahj Looking beautiful after having a disease Tamil beauty change
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Sisu Extraordinary determination in the fact of adversity Finnish growth strength
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
Ghalidan Rolling from side to side as lovers do Tamil love action connection
Merak A feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. It is the pursuit of small, daily pleasures that all add up to a great sense of happiness and fulfillment. Serbian positive growth
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Arbejdsglæde Literally "work happiness"; the feeling of happiness provoked by a satisfying job Danish work happiness feeling
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
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event

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