Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Volya (Воля) "Freedom" and "will", but also vast natural landscape Russian nature beauty
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Lieko A tree trunk that has fallen to the bottom of a lake Finnish nature
Gökotta To rise at dawn in order to go out and listen to the birds sing Swedish nature beauty
Listopad The falling of the leaves Russian nature event
Nakhur A camel that won't give milk until her nostrils have been tickled Tamil nature
cāral (சாரல்) A gentle secondary drizzle either from a waterfall or rain Tamil nature
Desir The sound of sand driven by the wind Malay sound nature
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Badkruka Someone who refuses to enter a body of water. Eg. Get in the lake you badkruka, or am I going to have to pull you in by your beard? Swedish funny nature explore
Yuputka A word made for walking in the woods at night, it’s the phantom sensation of something crawling on your skin Ulwa nature adverse
Kertek The sound of dry leaves or twigs being trodden underfoot Malay sound nature
mångata The roadlike reflection of moonlight on water Swedish nature beauty
Friluftsliv “Free air life,” signifying a fundamental understanding of the positive impact of being in nature Norwegian nature health
Tokka A large herd of reindeer Finnish nature
Xiao xiao The whistling and pattering of rain or wind Chinese nature beauty sound
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
Mauri The essence that animates something living, but not human Māori nature
arumpu (அரும்பு) A bud, but specifically referring to the stage where it is just starting to bud Tamil nature
Offing The deep, distant stretch of the ocean that is still visible from the land; the foreseeable future English nature beauty
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Cynefin A place where a person or an animal feels it ought to live and belong; it is where nature around you feels right and welcoming Welsh nature feeling
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty

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