Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Tuerto A man with only one eye Spanish physical
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
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
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Buksvåger Literally means "abdomen brothers-in-law"; used for two men who have slept with the same woman Swedish physical
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek physical
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Vozdukh (Воздух) "Air" but also "the stack of spirit". To breathe in is to "take the spirit inside". Russian beauty physical
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel physical
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical

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