Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Autophile A person that loves solitude, being alone English character attribute
Shibui Old school cool Japanese attribute
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Pochemuchka A person who asks a lot of questions Russian friends attribute habits
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Bimyou Not bad, or "meh" Japanese attribute
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Manja Childlike behaviour by women designed to elicit sympathy or pampering by men Malay attribute
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute
Kos Cosiness, warmth, intimacy; kose as a verb; koselig as an adjective. Norwegian attribute
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A coward willing to criticize and abuse from a safe distance German adverse attribute interaction
Raspafiestas An adjective to describe a person who doesn't go until the party is over. Spanish habits attribute friends
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Lepos Charm, grace, wit, elegance, allure. Latin positive attribute
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Kafkaesque Having bizarre of illogical quality English attribute
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement

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