Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Bohereen A tight, single lane country lane Irish explore physical
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
Eudaimonia The contented happy state you feel when you travel Greek travel explore happiness
Badkruka Someone who refuses to enter a body of water. Eg. Get in the lake you badkruka, or am I going to have to pull you in by your beard? Swedish funny nature explore
Flâner verb. to purposely wander, to decide to explore with no final destination. French explore travel
Polytropos (πολύτροπος) Much turned, much traveled, much wandering; turning many ways (shifty, versatile, wily) (changeful, complicated) [notoriously used in the opening of The Odyssey as an early challenge for translators] Greek explore

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