Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Ser/Estar The verb 'to be' is two different verbs in Spanish. Ser is 'what you are' and estar is 'how you are/where you are' Spanish attribute
Pretoogjes Lit. 'fun eyes'; the twinkling eyes of someone engaging in benign mischief or fun. Dutch attribute phsyical
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character attribute
Manja Childlike behaviour by women designed to elicit sympathy or pampering by men Malay attribute
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Qì zhì (氣质) Quality of character, disposition, style, charm, attractiveness, magnetism. Chinese attribute positive
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Bimyou Not bad, or "meh" Japanese attribute
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Kæk Spirited, bold, cheeky, cocky. Danish attribute
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
tuḷir (துளிர்) Technically "a baby leaf", but it specifcally means a freshness tenderness, delicateness Tamil attribute beauty
Pochemuchka A person who asks a lot of questions Russian friends attribute habits
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Kos Cosiness, warmth, intimacy; kose as a verb; koselig as an adjective. Norwegian attribute
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Raspafiestas An adjective to describe a person who doesn't go until the party is over. Spanish habits attribute friends
Shibui Old school cool Japanese attribute
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty

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