Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Lepos Charm, grace, wit, elegance, allure. Latin positive attribute
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Raspafiestas An adjective to describe a person who doesn't go until the party is over. Spanish habits attribute friends
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute
Shibui Old school cool Japanese attribute
Pochemuchka A person who asks a lot of questions Russian friends attribute habits
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty
Friolero Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feel cold. Spanish attribute friends
Luftmensch Literal: "air person". Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer Yiddish attribute
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Saper vivere The ability to handle people and situations with charm, diplomacy and verve; cf. savior faire (French). Italian friends attribute
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French attribute
Frostbeule Someone that is very sensitive to cold. That friend that always feels cold. ("frost bite") German attribute friends
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Siwon Usually meanng cool or cold, but when used in the context of dining, means the taste which achieves the ideal umami such that the food feels cool Korean food attribute
Majime (真面目) Reliable, responsible, diligent; seriousness, formality. Japanese society attribute
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
Mensch A person of integrity and honour Yiddish character attribute
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement
Schlimazel A chronically unlucky person Yiddish attribute adverse
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute

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