Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Tsundoku Acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them Japanese adverse
Schadenfreude To be happy when things go wrong for someone else German adverse society
Attaccabottone Something that you long to get away from but struggle to Italian adverse
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Han Sorrow, regret, grief, resentment, "a dull ache of the soul", yet passive and not revenge seeking; waiting for the injustice to be righted Korean society persistence adverse
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Fucha To use company time and resources for one's own purposes Portuguese work adverse
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Zgabalj Mixture of all the bad things in the world, combined Serbian adverse society
Spätzünder A person who needs a long time to understands sth/ so who makes belated progress of personal development German adverse
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Yuputka A word made for walking in the woods at night, it’s the phantom sensation of something crawling on your skin Ulwa nature adverse
Vergüenza ajena Shame or embarrassment felt as a result of the actions of others Spanish adverse feeling
Frustfressen Excessive eating because of frustration German food adverse habits
Wasuremono Forgotten or lost things; an item left behind on a train or forgotten at home. Japanese adverse habits
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Altschmerz Weariness with the same old issues that you've always had - the same boring flaws and anxieties that you've been gnawing for years. German adverse growth attribute
Nementia Feeling nervous or anxious in your own skin English feeling adverse
Erinmek Not doing something you have to do just because you don’t want to; being a prick Nogay adverse
Charmolypi "Joy-making sorrow". A mixed feeling of happiness while being sad. Greek happiness adverse philosophy
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Wú (無) Negative, void, nothingness, non-being; can imply 'neither yes nor no'. Chinese adverse
Myötähäpeä Secondhand embarrassment Finnish adverse feeling

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