Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Minestra riscaldata Literally "heated soup"; something done again but never as good as the first time it happened. Alternative to cavoli riscaldati (heated cabbage) Italian attribute
Pochemuchka A person who asks a lot of questions Russian friends attribute habits
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
Muvaffakiyetsizleştiricileştiriveremeyebileceklerimizdenmişsinizcesine The longest word in Turkish, meaning, ‘It's as though you are from those whom we may not be able to easily make into a maker of unsucessful ones.’ Turkish attribute
Pena ajena "I feel embarrassed for you" Spanish emotion attribute
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Manja Childlike behaviour by women designed to elicit sympathy or pampering by men Malay attribute
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute
Kafkaesque Having bizarre of illogical quality English attribute
Paavam Someone who is innocent, naive, not well-versed with ways of the world Malayalam attribute
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute
Gourmand One who is excessively fond of eating and drinking. French food attribute
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Mimoso Said of something that enjoys being pampered or shown affection Spanish attribute love
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute
Oxymoron Figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction English attribute confusion
Rehepaplus A kind of entrepreneurialism that mustn't always have the moral high ground. Clever, sometimes at the expense of others and their stupidity. The word can be used as both a positive (quick thinker) as a negative (scammer). Estonian character attribute
Friolero Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feel cold. Spanish attribute friends
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

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