Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Cúbóg A collection of Easter eggs Irish physical
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
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
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Morgenfrisk Feeling rested after a good night's sleep Danish health physical
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel physical
Buksvåger Literally means "abdomen brothers-in-law"; used for two men who have slept with the same woman Swedish physical
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
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action

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