Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Mandilón A male who is super dedicated to his girlfriend, as compared to his friends Spanish love character
Yuanfen A relationship by fate or destiny. This is a complex concept. It draws on principles of predetermination in Chinese culture, which dictate relationships, encounters and affinities, mostly among lovers and friends. Chinese love society
(يقبرني) Ya'aburnee A declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person because of how difficult it would be to live without them. Arabic love connection fate
Dor The heartbreak and sense of longing you feel because you’re separated from your love Romanian love adverse
Cavoli riscaldati Literally "reheated cabbage"; When you attempt to start up a failed relationship or love affair Italian love event persistence
Cwtch Wrapping of your arms around someone to make them feel safe in the world Welsh love connection
Odnoliub Someone who has only one love in his or her life; someone who is capable of loving only one at a time Russian love fate
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
Drachenfutter A gift to your significant other as a form of apology German love feeling
(يقبرني) Ya'aburnee A way to declare your hope that your loved one will outlive you because of how unbearable it would be to live without them. Arabic love time strength
Forelsket The euphoria you feel when you're first falling in love. Norwegian love feeling change
Koi No Yokan The feeling upon meeting someone that falling in love with them is inevitable. Japanese love
Mangomoment "What can I do now for you, to make you happy?" Dutch love friends connection
Mitonner Cooking with passion German food love beauty
Cafuné Tenderly running your fingers through your lover's hair Portuguese love
Dozywocie Parental contract with children guaranteeing lifelong support Polish family love strength
Viraag The emotional pain felt from being away from the person you love Hindi emotion love connection
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
La douleur exquise The pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have French feeling awareness love
Ghalidan Rolling from side to side as lovers do Tamil love action connection
Livsnjutare Someone who loves life deeply Swedish love life beauty
Kilig It is the sudden feeling of an inexplicable joy one gets when something romantic or idealistic occurs; butterflies. Tagalog feeling love connection
Fensterln To visit a girl who you fancy either by coming to her window or climbing through it to see her German love action persistence
Naz The pride that comes from knowing that you are loved no matter what you do Urdu love strength positive
Mamihlapinatapai A look shared by two people, each wishing that the other would initiate something that they both desire but which neither wants to begin Yaghan love feeling

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