Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Vozdukh (Воздух) "Air" but also "the stack of spirit". To breathe in is to "take the spirit inside". Russian beauty physical
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Tuerto A man with only one eye Spanish physical
Séanas A gap between the upper front teeth Irish physical attribute
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Aka'aka'a Skin peeling or falling off after either sunburn or heavy drinking Hawaiian physical adverse
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek physical
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Pulsa To walk laboriously in snow. Swedish physical nature
Lha’i rnal ‘byor (ལྷའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར) Deity meditation/yoga; an advanced practice in which one visualises interacting with, or ‘accomplishing’ (i.e., being), a deity. Tibetan awareness physical
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Chimuela a person lacking one or more teeth Spanish physical funny
Sirimiri Weak and constant rain; stronger than a mist but less than a shower. Basque weather physical
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Tjäle Ground frozen hard, beyond the point where digging is possible Swedish physical nature
Skare A thin layer of ice on top of snow Swedish physical nature
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Propuh A draft of air usually created by opening doors on opposite sides of the house or windows in a car. Some believe it can cause diseases or even kill you. Bosnian adverse physical

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