Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Dépayser Disorientation; not necessarily unpleasant (e.g., a pleasant sense of strangeness from being in a foreign country). French change feeling
Eunoirophrenia The peace of mind that comes with having pleasant dreams. Greek feeling positive
Ćeif A slow and silent enjoyment in someone or in something Bosnian positive feeling
Oneirataxia The inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality English awareness feeling
Oodal Overly exaggerated, fake anger that follows a lovers’ quarrel Tamil love event feeling
Arbejdsglæde Literally "work happiness"; the feeling of happiness provoked by a satisfying job Danish work happiness feeling
답답하다 Dabdabhae Literally means stuffy; the feeling of needing to get something off your chest. Or when you want to say something but can't, or an awkward situation where people aren't saying what they mean. Korean social feeling
Dépaysement The feeling of being in an environment that you are not used to French feeling awareness change
Schadenfreude Pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. German feeling adverse
Spleen Melancholy without apparent cause French feeling
Kuebiko A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence Japanese adverse feeling
Myötähäpeä Secondhand embarrassment Finnish adverse feeling
Ennui A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do English adverse feeling
Nostalgie de la boue A yearning for degradation, depravity, or other crude/base aspects of life, literally "a yearning for mud" French feeling
Voorpret That feeling of excitement you get even before an event actually takes place. Literally translates to “pre-fun.” Dutch happiness feeling exciting
Sensizlik the state and the concept of being without you, not having you Turkish feeling love
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
Bixomets Shame on behalf of others Catalan feeling adverse
La douleur exquise The pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have French feeling awareness love
Forelsket The euphoria you feel when you're first falling in love. Norwegian love feeling change
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Kinkartvyavimudh Helplessness due to being duty-bound Hindi feeling
Obhimaan (অভিমান ) Anger, or something close to it, at being upset with a loved one. Abhiman is not anger or sorrow. It is a temporary expression of a feeling about a loved one that he or she is supposed to address. Bengali adverse feeling
Fingerspitzengefühl Literal: “finger tips feeling", but means an intuitive feel or to have one's finger on the pulse German feeling
Tokimeku A sudden flutter in your heart, or that feeling of inspiration if you’re anticipating something Japanese feeling exciting

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