Words That Don't Translate

Eunoia was built in 24h by Steph. Search 500+ untranslatable words by 70+ languages and 50+ tags, or click refresh to see a new batch. Enjoy!

Word Definition Language Tags Audio
mångata The roadlike reflection of moonlight on water Swedish nature beauty
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees English nature beauty
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
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
Nakhur A camel that won't give milk until her nostrils have been tickled Tamil nature
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
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
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
arumpu (அரும்பு) A bud, but specifically referring to the stage where it is just starting to bud Tamil nature
Friluftsliv “Free air life,” signifying a fundamental understanding of the positive impact of being in nature Norwegian nature health
Waldeinsamkeit The feeling of solitude in the woods German nature beauty
Listopad The falling of the leaves Russian nature event
Resol That kind of sun light, non direct, when the sun is covered by clouds that still hurts the eyes. Mallorquín nature
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Abendrot The colour of the sky when the sun is setting German nature beauty
Volya (Воля) "Freedom" and "will", but also vast natural landscape Russian nature beauty
Volta During certain hours of the early evening, around dusk, everyone in the town who might feel like going for a walk takes a saunter or stroll up and down the main street Greek time physical nature
Chandamama (చందమామ) Literally "uncle moon"; referring to the moon when admiring it Telugu nature beauty
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Desir The sound of sand driven by the wind Malay sound nature
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
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
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical

Looking to advertise on Eunoia? Send me a message at [email protected]