Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
Levensgenieter Someone who loves life deeply; is devoted Dutch life happiness positive
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
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
Gattara A woman catlover who feeds alley cats or spends time with domestic cats Italian life society
L’chaim (לְחַיִּים) Lit. ‘to life’. Hebrew life
Nodus tollens The realization that the plot of your life doesn't make sense to you anymore. English philosophy awareness life
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive
Moriturism The sudden reminder that you will one day no longer occupy this earth English awareness philosophy life
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Ramé Something that is both chaotic and joyful at the same time Indonesian life attribute
Jafjafa (جفجفة) The sound of new clothes. Arabic attribute life
Gemütlichkeit An atmosphere of belonging, relaxation, chilled music, great food and drink German music food life
Livsnjutare Someone who loves life deeply Swedish love life beauty
On (恩) A feeling of moral indebtedness, relating to a favour or blessing given by others. Japanese life
Serendipity The development of events by chance that result in a beneficial way Tamil event beauty life
desenrascanço the ability to find improvised solutions to problems Portuguese strength attribute life
Morriña Nostalgia that you feel when you are far from home Galician feeling awareness life
Ohrwurm A melody or song that gets stuck in your head ("ear worm") German life music
Lebensmüde Weary of life German adverse life stress
Saudade melancholic longing, nostalgia, dreaming wistfulness. Portuguese life
Jugaad (जुगाड) the ability to 'make do' or 'get by'. Hindi life
Estrenar The experience of wearing something for the first time Spanish life
Onsay Pretend to love Boro life

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