Words That Don't Translate

Eunoia was built in 24h by Steph. Search 700+ untranslatable words by 80+ languages and 60+ tags, or click refresh to see a new batch. Enjoy!

Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Shalom (שָׁלוֹם) peace, harmony, wholeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquillity; used also as a greeting/parting salutation. Hebrew positive
Bilita Mpash Opposite of a nightmare Bantu positive event
Rè nào (熱鬧) Not only fun and lively, but also has a special vibe that makes everyone want to be there. Chinese positive music
Mahalo Thankfulness, appreciation, and gratitude as a way of living Hawaiian positive
Ba Namak A person "with salt"—funny, witty, flavorful, or charming, as opposed to a humorless, dry person. Persian positive exciting
Njuta to deeply enjoy, to profoundly appreciate. Swedish positive
Mudita The pleasure that comes from delighting in other people's well-being or happiness Sanskrit happiness positive empathy
Noniná Triple negation. Means yes, with emphasis. Spanish attribute measurement positive
Gezelligheid Coziness, fun, the general togetherness that gives people a warm feeling. Dutch friends society positive
Mysig To describe anything with an unexpectedly relaxing vibe Swedish positive
Goesting Looking forward to, can't wait, have an appetite for Dutch positive feeling
Enxebre Something pure and very authentic Galician positive attribute
Halyava (Халява) Getting something without working for it Russian luck positive work
Ćeif A slow and silent enjoyment in someone or in something Bosnian positive feeling
Rén (仁) Humanity, benevolence; the positive feeling enjoyed by a virtuous person through altruistic behaviour. Chinese positive
Ômä (өмә) Collective helping Bashkir society positive
Bon vivant Someone who enjoys and appreciates the good life. French positive happiness
Lekker Literal translation "tasty", but can be used to describe anything that has one's hearty approval Afrikaans positive attribute
Merak A feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. It is the pursuit of small, daily pleasures that all add up to a great sense of happiness and fulfillment. Serbian positive growth
Naz The pride that comes from knowing that you are loved no matter what you do Urdu love strength positive
Eunoirophrenia The peace of mind that comes with having pleasant dreams. Greek feeling positive
Glückspilz A lucky person ("lucky mushroom") German positive
Insouciant Free from worry, concern, or anxiety English positive
Ḥôjônsô (һөйөнсө) Good news for which a reward is given Bashkir positive event
Beschaulich Quiet, pensive; living a simple life; pleasantly contemplative, unhurried in a fashion that inspires mental well-being. German positive

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