Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Tuerto A man with only one eye Spanish physical
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Kucir A tuft of hair left to grow on top of an otherwise bald head Indonesian physical change
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Buksvåger Literally means "abdomen brothers-in-law"; used for two men who have slept with the same woman Swedish 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
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Morgenfrisk Feeling rested after a good night's sleep Danish health physical
L'appel du vide Describes the instinctive urge to jump from high places French habits physical
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian physical
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Yoisho A word without meaning, said when flopping into a chair after a hard day at work or lifting a heavy bag. Japanese event physical work

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