Eunoia

Words That Don't Translate

Eunoia was built in 24h by Steph. Search 700+ untranslatable words by 80+ languages and 60+ tags, or click refresh to see a new batch. Enjoy!


Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Chimuela a person lacking one or more teeth Spanish physical funny
Mencomot Stealing things of small value, mostly for fun rather than out of necessity. Indonesian action funny
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Kalsarikänni to get drunk (alone) at home in your underwear with no intention of going out Finnish funny action
Nedoperepitj (недоперепить) To drink more than one should have, but less than one would have wanted. To fail to drink too much. Russian funny action
Istories me arkoudes Literal: 'stories with bears'; stories that are so crazy, they can't be true Greek extreme funny
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Prozvonit To call a mobile phone and let it ring once so that the other person will call back, saving the first caller money. Czech life funny event
Treppenwitz Literal: "staircase joke", because the witty retort usually hits you in the stairwell on your way out German funny
Jayus A joke that is so unfunny (or told so badly) that you just have to laugh. Indonesian funny
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Tingo The act of taking objects one desires from the house of a friend by gradually borrowing all of them Pascuense funny interaction character
Tartle The act of hesitating while introducing someone because you've forgotten their name Scottish funny event friends
Neko-neko Someone that has a novel idea that only makes things worse Indonesian funny creative
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
Vorführeffekt When you try to give some evidence in public that something works (or doesn't work), but you fail because the opposite happens. German funny event
Gemes The state of going out of one's mind in adoration of something that is extremely likeable or cute Indonesian funny emotion
Chingada An imaginary, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
Mencolek The trick when you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them Indonesian funny friends action
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action




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