Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Livsnjutare Someone who loves life deeply Swedish love life beauty
Agape selfless love to all, universal loving kindness Greek love connection
Philia "highest form of love"; deep love between friends, brotherly love Greek love friends
Oodal Overly exaggerated, fake anger that follows a lovers’ quarrel Tamil love event feeling
Fanaa (فناء) Used in a romantic, and spiritual sense. It could also mean breaking free, escaping ego, dying while your material body hasn’t Urdu fate love
Cavoli riscaldati Literally "reheated cabbage"; When you attempt to start up a failed relationship or love affair Italian love event persistence
Cafuné Tenderly running your fingers through your lover's hair Portuguese love
Razbliuto The feeling for someone you used to love but no longer do Russian love change awareness
Storgi (στοργη) the love between parents and children Greek love family
Kweesten Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
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
Redamancy The act of loving the one who loves you; a returned love in full English love emotion
Ludus playful love between children or casual lovers Greek love
(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
Ghalidan Rolling from side to side as lovers do Persian love action connection
Abhisar (অভিসার) Lit. 'going towards'; a meeting (often secret) between lovers / partners. Bengali love event
Mitonner Cooking with passion French food love beauty
Drachenfutter A gift to your significant other as a form of apology German love feeling
Ciğerparem Describe love to someone who is in the deepest part of his/her heart; refers to someone that you love as much as your own body. Turkish love connection
Sphallolalia Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere. English love life
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
Dor The heartbreak and sense of longing you feel because you’re separated from your love Romanian love adverse
Cwtch Wrapping of your arms around someone to make them feel safe in the world Welsh love connection
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
La douleur exquise The pain that comes from wanting someone you can’t have French feeling awareness love

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