Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute
Overskud Extra/excess energy; do have sufficient resources to do something; profit (in an economic context). Danish attribute
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
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Manja Childlike behaviour by women designed to elicit sympathy or pampering by men Malay attribute
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Kos Cosiness, warmth, intimacy; kose as a verb; koselig as an adjective. Norwegian attribute
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
tuḷir (துளிர்) Technically "a baby leaf", but it specifcally means a freshness tenderness, delicateness Tamil attribute beauty
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character attribute
Shibui Old school cool Japanese attribute
Pretoogjes Lit. 'fun eyes'; the twinkling eyes of someone engaging in benign mischief or fun. Dutch attribute phsyical
Bimyou Not bad, or "meh" Japanese attribute
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Pochemuchka A person who asks a lot of questions Russian friends attribute habits

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