Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Bimyou Not bad, or "meh" Japanese attribute
tuḷir (துளிர்) Technically "a baby leaf", but it specifcally means a freshness tenderness, delicateness Tamil attribute beauty
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Overskud Extra/excess energy; do have sufficient resources to do something; profit (in an economic context). Danish attribute
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Friolero Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feel cold. Spanish attribute friends
Shibui Old school cool Japanese attribute
Saper vivere The ability to handle people and situations with charm, diplomacy and verve; cf. savior faire (French). Italian friends attribute
Raspafiestas An adjective to describe a person who doesn't go until the party is over. Spanish habits attribute friends
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty
Kæk Spirited, bold, cheeky, cocky. Danish attribute
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Kos Cosiness, warmth, intimacy; kose as a verb; koselig as an adjective. Norwegian attribute
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Pretoogjes Lit. 'fun eyes'; the twinkling eyes of someone engaging in benign mischief or fun. Dutch attribute phsyical
Manja Childlike behaviour by women designed to elicit sympathy or pampering by men Malay attribute
Kafkaesque Having bizarre of illogical quality English attribute

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