Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Storgi (στοργη) the love between parents and children Greek love family
Házisárkány Literally "indoor dragon"; a nagging restless spouse Hungarian family stress adverse
Philotimo (φιλότιμο) The inner impulse to act well and in alignment with the moral virtues that represent one's own society and upbringing Greek society character family
Retrouvailles Lit. 'rediscovery'; a reunion (e.g., with loved ones after a long time apart). French friends family
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
Wejbet Unwanted/inconvenient social and family obligations that are somewhat necessary to maintain good relations Arabic family interaction cultural
Rabenmutter A bad mom ("raven mother") German family society adverse
Mambo Someone that still lives with their mother Swedish family persistence society
Pantoffelheld Literally "slipper hero"; A man who may act tough in front of his friends but can’t stand up for himself against his wife German family interaction
Eomchina Contraction of the phrase "Mom's friend's son". Academically successful (and possibly wealthy) male student who is the target of envy among others Korean family society work
Strohwitwer "Grass widower"; a man whose partner or wife has left him alone. German family adverse
Kyoiku mama A mother who relentlessly pushes her children toward academic achievement Japanese family work growth
Consuegro Father in law of your son Spanish family
Vabba To be at home with the kids Swedish family
Pragma longtime love, such as in long marriages Greek love family
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute
Ǩuẓlanyu To marry a divorced woman Bashkir family attribute

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