Eunoia

Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Seigneur-terrasse Someone who spends time, but not money, at a café French funny life
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
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
Tingo The act of taking objects one desires from the house of a friend by gradually borrowing all of them Pascuense funny interaction character
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Istories me arkoudes Literal: 'stories with bears'; stories that are so crazy, they can't be true Greek extreme funny
Mencolek The trick when you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them Indonesian funny friends action
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Kusukusu The suppressed giggling and tittering of a group of women Japanese sound friends funny
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Mencomot Stealing things of small value, mostly for fun rather than out of necessity. Indonesian action funny
Kalsarikänni to get drunk (alone) at home in your underwear with no intention of going out Finnish funny action
Chimuela a person lacking one or more teeth Spanish physical funny
Treppenwitz Literal: "staircase joke", because the witty retort usually hits you in the stairwell on your way out German funny
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Turnbeutelvergesser Literally "sportsbag", but often used for a pupil that forgets their gym bag. German funny
Neko-neko Someone that has a novel idea that only makes things worse Indonesian funny creative
Gemes The state of going out of one's mind in adoration of something that is extremely likeable or cute Indonesian funny emotion
Erkelmek Teasing someone with repeating what they say Nogay interaction funny




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