Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Exulansis The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it. English emotion thinking
Lachesism The desire to be struck by disaster - to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire English thinking life fate
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Vaitherichal The feeling that you get when someone has something that you lack, however you are not jealous, yet instead feel as though they should not possess that because you don't Tamil adverse thinking
Agnosthesia The state of not knowing how you really feel about something, which forces you to sift through clues hidden in your behavior English confusion thinking
Pole Sorry; can also express empathy and understanding. Swahili thinking life
Schnapsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creative
Schnapsidee An idea you have when you're drunk and will probably not considered anymore once you're sober German thinking change
Boketto The act of gazing vacantly into the distance. Japanese thinking
Zhì (智) Wisdom, perspicacity, knowledge. Chinese thinking awareness
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection
Mātauranga The comprehension, or understanding of the universe Nogay awareness thinking reflection
Jouska A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head English thinking
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Fremdschämen To be embarrassed by something somebody else did German society thinking adverse
Magari maybe, hopeful wish, wistful regret, in my dreams, if only. Italian thinking
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
O ka la nokonoko A day spent in nervous anticipation of a coughing spell Hawaiian thinking health stress
Kopfkino Imagining scenarios vividly ("head cinema") German thinking visual
Apomakrysmenophobia The sudden fear that the relationships you posses are shallow or lack depth English thinking connection trust
Eunoia (εὔνοια) A well-mind; beautiful thinking Greek beauty thinking
Sielvartas Literal translation as “soul tumbling” used as grief or resentment Lithuanian adverse thinking emotion
Fernweh To have a yearning to see distant places German travel thinking
Tizita (ትዝታ) A bittersweet remembrance and longing for a time, person, thing gone by. Amharic time thinking

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