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
Goya (گویا) The transporting suspension of disbelief that can occur in storytelling Urdu surprise
Rocambolesco Stunning action that requires extreme audacity; literally means "there's no need" as in "there's no need to thank you" Italian extreme surprise
Épater les bourgeois To shock the middle classes French society surprise extreme
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
Décidément When coincidences occur or when events repeat themselves by chance (for example, when you run into the same person many times in one week) French surprise interaction fate
Aspaldiko! Expression of surprise after not seeing someone for a long time. Basque surprise feeling

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