Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Dhakkann "The shroud of clouds concealed the sun." Someone too naive to see the truth in things, also used in a derogatory way Hindi adverse awareness
Vaitherichal The feeling that you get when someone has something that you lack, however you are not jealous, yet instead feel as though they should not possess that because you don't Tamil adverse thinking
Obhimaan (অভিমান ) Anger, or something close to it, at being upset with a loved one. Abhiman is not anger or sorrow. It is a temporary expression of a feeling about a loved one that he or she is supposed to address. Bengali adverse feeling
Strohwitwer "Grass widower"; a man whose partner or wife has left him alone. German family adverse
Efkar The boredom of the soul. A lovely moment, that you need to be so happy, but instead you feel with a deep sorrow. Turkish feeling adverse
Lítost Sate of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Czech adverse awareness fate
Weichei Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Durcheinander Complete mess; screwed up beyond all recognition German adverse
Zgabalj Mixture of all the bad things in the world, combined Serbian adverse society
Erinmek Not doing something you have to do just because you don’t want to; being a prick Nogay adverse
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
Charmolypi "Joy-making sorrow". A mixed feeling of happiness while being sad. Greek happiness adverse philosophy
Hammajang "All messed up" Hawaiian adverse
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Sielvartas Literal translation as “soul tumbling” used as grief or resentment Lithuanian adverse thinking emotion
Chingada An imaginary, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
uḷaṟu (உளறு) To say something that should not be or to say somethng nonsensical or unrelated Tamil awareness adverse
Vergüenza ajena Shame or embarrassment felt as a result of the actions of others Spanish adverse feeling
Verpeilt Regularly forgetting things and not being in the present moment enough to organize your life properly German adverse awareness
Tsundoku Acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them Japanese adverse
Fuchsteufelswütend Literal: 'Fox devil angry'; steaming with rage German adverse stress emotion
Jaksaa A lack of enthusiasm to do something Finnish adverse habits

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