Words That Don't Translate

Eunoia was built in 24h by Steph. Search 500+ untranslatable words by 70+ languages and 50+ tags, or click refresh to see a new batch. Enjoy!

Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Aşermek The experience of craving certain foods while pregnant Turkish food
Umami A category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter); savoriness Japanese food attribute
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Umay Gettiing tired of a certain food Tagalog food
Abbiocco The feeling of falling asleep after lunch or dinner Italian food feeling
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event
piñcu (பிஞ்சு) Young, baby fruit Tamil food
Zechpreller A person who leaves a restaurant without paying German adverse action food
Empalagada How you feel after having something too sweet Spanish food feeling
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Engili (ఎంగిలి) Having contacted another's mouth directly or indirectly via hand or utensil that is not fit for consumption. Telugu adverse food
Kummerspeck Weight you gain because you're unhappy ("sorrow bacon") German food adverse habits
Mitonner Cooking with passion French food love beauty
Şırış Mucus or the sweet sugary residue from fruits or other treats Nogay food
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Shemomedjamo (შემომეჭამა) To keep eating past the point of being full since the food tastes so good. Georgian food
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
Vprikusku Drinking tea through pieces of sugar Russian food action
Siwon Usually meanng cool or cold, but when used in the context of dining, means the taste which achieves the ideal umami such that the food feels cool Korean food attribute
Schnapsdrossel A person that drinks a lot but rarely gets drunk German food habits
Pelinti To move hot food around in your mouth Buli food
Fika Coffee and cake break with friends or colleagues Swedish food friends
Jootha Food eaten by someone and left in the plate Hindi food
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event

If you like Eunoia, you might like some of my other projects...

PS: You might notice above that I launched 12 scholarships in 12 months last year, raising $13450. You can follow the instructions in this guide, if you'd like to create a scholarship of your own.

Integral Labs Inc.