Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Tuerto A man with only one eye Spanish physical
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
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
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Kucir A tuft of hair left to grow on top of an otherwise bald head Indonesian physical change
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
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
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
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel physical
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian physical
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse

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