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
Papakata To have one leg shorter than the other Māori physical
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
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
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
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
Morgenfrisk Feeling rested after a good night's sleep Danish health physical
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Tuerto A man with only one eye Spanish physical
Kucir A tuft of hair left to grow on top of an otherwise bald head Indonesian physical change
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
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian physical
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature

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