Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Pulesveis Messy hair, in particular in the back of the head, resulting from being rubbed against the pillow during sex Norwegian physical
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Séanas A gap between the upper front teeth Irish physical attribute
L'appel du vide Describes the instinctive urge to jump from high places French habits physical
Bohereen A tight, single lane country lane Irish explore physical
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
Döşek Anything that you can use when you are laying down or sleeping Turkish physical
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Aka'aka'a Skin peeling or falling off after either sunburn or heavy drinking Hawaiian physical adverse
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Persian physical
Sirimiri Weak and constant rain; stronger than a mist but less than a shower. Basque weather physical
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Vozdukh (Воздух) "Air" but also "the stack of spirit". To breathe in is to "take the spirit inside". Russian beauty physical
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Tuerto A man with only one eye Spanish physical
Shlep To bring something from one place to another, but with the implication that its a burden to the carrier. Example: I had to shlep the bag of rocks all the way down the road Yiddish physical action
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek physical
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny

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