Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Commuovere "Heartwarming,” but specifically refers to a story that moved you to tears Italian beauty interaction emotion
Nadryv (Надрыв) Literally means "to tear or break", but can also mean the inner tension of someone who is about to break Russian stress emotion
Sielvartas Literal translation as “soul tumbling” used as grief or resentment Lithuanian adverse thinking emotion
Uffda A sympathetic word to be used when someone else is in pain. It combines ‘Ouch for you’ and ‘Oh, I’m sorry you hurt yourself’ Norwegian empathy emotion awareness
Viraag The emotional pain felt from being away from the person you love Hindi emotion love connection
Tokimeki ときめき Excitement; Feeling of bliss or joy from a discrete experience Japanese emotion feeling happiness
Noroke To brag about or sing the praises of the person you love Japanese love emotion
Exulansis The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it. English emotion thinking
Hwyl A passion and fervour for a competitive event like a poetry reading or a rugby match that fills your entire body with a sense of belonging. Welsh emotion extreme
Ilunga The capacity to forgive once, tolerate a second time, but never a third time. Conveys the progression toward intolerance. Tshiluba growth emotion reflection
Redamancy The act of loving the one who loves you; a returned love in full English love emotion
Acedia Lack of concern over your spiritual life or "mental sloth" Greek emotion religion
Duende The mysterious power of art to deeply move a person Spanish art feeling emotion
Nadryv When a person releases intimate, deeply hidden feelings, sometimes that do not truly exist; imaginary, excessively exaggerated and distorted feelings Russian emotion extreme
Mecnun "madly in love" to the point of actual mental instability Turkish love emotion
Nunchi The art of listening to a person and identifying his or her moods or emotions. The literal combination of "eye" and measure" Korean interaction connection emotion
Gemes The state of going out of one's mind in adoration of something that is extremely likeable or cute Indonesian funny emotion
Verklempt Completely overcome with emotion Yiddish emotion
Numinous Describing an experience that makes you fearful yet fascinated, awed yet attracted - the powerful, personal feeling of being overwhelmed an inspired English beauty emotion
Fuchsteufelswütend Literal: 'Fox devil angry'; steaming with rage German adverse stress emotion
Pena ajena "I feel embarrassed for you" Spanish emotion attribute
Mágoa A heart-breaking feeling that leaves long-lasting traces, visible in gestures and facial expressions Portuguese adverse emotion
Onsra That bittersweet feeling of loving for the last time; the feeling when you already know that a love won't last Boro love fate emotion
Hoʻoponopono Mutual forgiveness. Hawaiian connection character emotion
Bwisit Something/someone ruined your day or mood Tagalog emotion adverse

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