Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Meraki Describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you're doing, whatever it may be. Greek emotion strength
Mágoa A heart-breaking feeling that leaves long-lasting traces, visible in gestures and facial expressions Portuguese adverse emotion
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
Viraag The emotional pain felt from being away from the person you love Hindi emotion love connection
Bwisit Something/someone ruined your day or mood Tagalog emotion adverse
Tampo Behaviour in which a person withdraws his or her affection or cheerfulness from a person who has hurt his or her feelings; when you're disappointed with someone yet do not express it directly Tagalog adverse emotion
Fuchsteufelswütend Literal: 'Fox devil angry'; steaming with rage German adverse stress 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
Duende The mysterious power of art to deeply move a person Spanish art feeling emotion
Mecnun "madly in love" to the point of actual mental instability Turkish love emotion
Ilunga The capacity to forgive once, tolerate a second time, but never a third time. Conveys the progression toward intolerance. Tshiluba growth emotion reflection
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
Pena ajena "I feel embarrassed for you" Spanish emotion attribute
Limerence the state of being infatuated or obsessed with another person, typically experienced involuntarily and characterized by a strong desire for reciprocation of one's feelings but not primarily for a sexual relationship. English emotion love
Acedia Lack of concern over your spiritual life or "mental sloth" Greek emotion religion
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
Bào fù xìng āo yè (報復性熬夜) Revenge bedtime procrastination Chinese 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
Hoʻoponopono Mutual forgiveness. Hawaiian connection character emotion
Sielvartas Literal translation as “soul tumbling” used as grief or resentment Lithuanian adverse thinking emotion
Tokimeki ときめき Excitement; Feeling of bliss or joy from a discrete experience Japanese emotion feeling happiness
Hüzün Originally pain and sorrow over a loss, but also can mean melancholy associated with a sense of failure in life and a gloomy feeling that things will likely get worse. Turkish adverse emotion
Redamancy The act of loving the one who loves you; a returned love in full English love emotion
Noroke To brag about or sing the praises of the person you love Japanese love 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

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