Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Qì zhì (氣质) Quality of character, disposition, style, charm, attractiveness, magnetism. Chinese attribute positive
Pomicione A man who seizes any chance of being in close contact with a woman Italian attribute
Kæk Spirited, bold, cheeky, cocky. Danish attribute
Weiche Literal: "soft egg"; someone who is weak or cowardly German adverse attribute
Raspafiestas An adjective to describe a person who doesn't go until the party is over. Spanish habits attribute friends
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
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
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Ninot A ninot is a figure with human representation. In a conversation, it means a person without personality. Valencian attribute
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Recherché Rare, exotic, unusual; not understood or appreciated by many people. French beauty attribute
Manja Childlike behaviour by women designed to elicit sympathy or pampering by men Malay attribute
Thimru Used to describe sharp qualities or features Tamil attribute beauty
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Adroit Lit. according to right; skilled, resourceful; dexterous. French 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
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Mana The prestige, power, dominance of something or someone Māori attribute
Kos Cosiness, warmth, intimacy; kose as a verb; koselig as an adjective. Norwegian attribute
Selcouth Rare, strange, marvellous, wondrous. English attribute
Handschuhschneeballwerfer A person who wears gloves to throw snowballs; a wimp German action attribute
Bimyou Not bad, or "meh" Japanese attribute

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