Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Serendipity The development of events by chance that result in a beneficial way Tamil event beauty life
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Livsnjutare Someone who loves life deeply Swedish love life beauty
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
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
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life
Levensgenieter Someone who loves life deeply; is devoted Dutch life happiness positive
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Sud’ba (судьба). Fate, destiny, fortune Russian fate change life
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music
Egyszer volt budán kutyavásár Literal: "there was a dog-market in Buda only once"; translates to essentially a once in a lifetime opportunity Hungarian life fate exciting
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
Anecdoche A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening. English friends life
Innerer Schweinehund Literal: 'Inner pig dog'; the lazy voice in your head. It symbolizes the part of you that doesn’t want to go jogging, that prefers staying at home with chocolate and pizza and is just generally lazy. German feeling life health
Estrenar The experience of wearing something for the first time Spanish life
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Hygge A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Danish life feeling
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Jugaad (जुगाड) the ability to 'make do' or 'get by'. Hindi life
Wei-wu-wei "Action without action" or effortless doing; conscious non-action; the deliberate and principled decision to do nothing for a reason. Chinese action life

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