Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Erbsenzähler Literally "a person who literally counts their peas"; someone who is nitpicky and always trying to make things perfect German attribue measurement extreme
Capicua A number that doesn't vary if the numbers are inverted. Also it can be called a palindrome, but the word capicua refers especially to the numbers Catalan measurement
Dygn Day and night; 24 hours Swedish measurement
Wú jí (無極) Lit. without highest point, utmost point, ridgepole; ultimate, boundless, limitless; the primodial universe; original nature. Chinese measurement
Mu (無) Not one, not zero, not yes, not no Japanese measurement
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Ádvaita (अद्वैत) non-dual; the notion that there is only one reality. Sanskrit measurement philosophy
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Madrugada The time of day occurring between past midnight and early morning Spanish time measurement
Anteayer The day before yesteraday Spanish measurement
Zeg The day after tomorrow Georgian time measurement
Lagom Not too much and not too little Swedish measurement
Tretår A second refill or “threefill” of coffee Swedish measurement food
Dreikäsehoch A small child who is as tall as three wheels of cheese stacked upon one another German measurement food
Acoy Something that is either very positive or negative Indonesian positive measurement
Jein Yes and no German attribute measurement
Nja Combining no (nej) and yes (ja); neither yes or no (or both yes and no); expressing uncertainty. Swedish measurement
Półtora Specific word for one and a half of something Polish measurement

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