Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Kucir A tuft of hair left to grow on top of an otherwise bald head Indonesian physical change
L'appel du vide Describes the instinctive urge to jump from high places French habits physical
Buksvåger Literally means "abdomen brothers-in-law"; used for two men who have slept with the same woman Swedish 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
Papakata To have one leg shorter than the other Māori physical
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek physical
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian physical
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian 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
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
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
Cúbóg A collection of Easter eggs Irish physical
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu 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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