Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel physical
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Kucir A tuft of hair left to grow on top of an otherwise bald head Indonesian physical change
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Papakata To have one leg shorter than the other Māori 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
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek physical
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Morgenfrisk Feeling rested after a good night's sleep Danish health 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

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