Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Schnapsidee An idea you have when you're drunk and will probably not considered anymore once you're sober German thinking change
Jouska A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head English thinking
Zhì (智) Wisdom, perspicacity, knowledge. Chinese thinking awareness
Mokita The truth we all know but agree not to talk about. Kilivila awareness thinking society
Tizita (ትዝታ) A bittersweet remembrance and longing for a time, person, thing gone by. Amharic time thinking
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Athazagoraphobia The fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored, or being replaced English reflection thinking
Aimonomia Being scared to learn the ‘why’ of something English adverse feeling thinking
Desenrascar An informal word that means the act of figuring out things Portuguese thinking growth
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
Liberosis The desire to care less about things. English thinking awareness
Qarrtsiluni Sitting together in the darkness, waiting for inspiration to strike you Iñupiaq awareness thinking reflection
Kopfkino Imagining scenarios vividly ("head cinema") German thinking visual
Biritululo The act of comparing yams to settle a dispute Kiriwani food thinking
Mātauranga The comprehension, or understanding of the universe Nogay awareness thinking reflection
Eunoia (εὔνοια) A well-mind; beautiful thinking Greek beauty thinking
Boketto The act of gazing vacantly into the distance. Japanese thinking
Sielvartas Literal translation as “soul tumbling” used as grief or resentment Lithuanian adverse thinking emotion
Onism The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits just one place at a time. English awareness reflection 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
Fachidiot Someone who knows a great deal about a very narrow subject German thinking attribute
Fernweh To have a yearning to see distant places German travel thinking
Schnappsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creativity

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