Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
L'appel du vide Describes the instinctive urge to jump from high places French habits physical
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
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature 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
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
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel physical
Papakata To have one leg shorter than the other Māori physical
Morgenfrisk Feeling rested after a good night's sleep Danish health physical
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
Cúbóg A collection of Easter eggs Irish physical
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
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

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