Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek physical
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
Pulesveis Messy hair, in particular in the back of the head, resulting from being rubbed against the pillow during sex Norwegian physical
Döşek Anything that you can use when you are laying down or sleeping Turkish physical
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Pulsa To walk laboriously in snow. Swedish physical nature
Morgenfrisk Feeling rested after a good night's sleep Danish health physical
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel physical
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
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
L'appel du vide Describes the instinctive urge to jump from high places French habits 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
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Tuerto A man with only one eye Spanish physical
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical

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