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
Rauxa Sudden determination or action; rapture Catalan action strength
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Harkla The little coughing noise one makes, often before giving a speech or dislodging a piece of cinnamon bun from their throat Swedish action
Hoppilandkalle Guy who jumps to dry land to moor a boat Swedish action
Voetstoots A sale where the thing is sold as is or with all its faults without any guarantees Afrikaans action
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
Wei-wu-wei "Action without action" or effortless doing; conscious non-action; the deliberate and principled decision to do nothing for a reason. Chinese action life
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Zugzwang To be forced to make a move even though it will likely to be at your disadvantage German action interaction philosophy
Trennungsagentur Literal: "separation agent"; A man hired by women to break the news to their boyfriends that they are breaking up German action
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
Chantepleurer Singng and crying simultaneously French action
Fensterln To visit a girl who you fancy either by coming to her window or climbing through it to see her German love action persistence
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Mencomot Stealing things of small value, mostly for fun rather than out of necessity. Indonesian action funny
Apapachar Pamper a person especially when she or he is sad Spanish action
Beau geste A gesture noble in its nature or intention but ultimately meaningless in substance French action
Ghalidan Rolling from side to side as lovers do Tamil love action connection
Crapoter verb. To not take not take a lungful of a cigarette. French health action society
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food




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