Words That Don't Translate

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Jootha Food eaten by someone and left in the plate Hindi food
Dhurna Extorting payment from someone by sitting at their front door and staying there until you get paid Hindi action persistence
Viraag The emotional pain felt from being away from the person you love Hindi emotion love connection
Dhakkann "The shroud of clouds concealed the sun." Someone too naive to see the truth in things, also used in a derogatory way Hindi adverse awareness
Jugaad (जुगाड) the ability to 'make do' or 'get by'. Hindi life
Chai-Pani Literal: "tea and water"; the money and favors given to someone to get things done Hindi food action
Jijivisha The strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living Hindi philosophy life awareness
Kinkartvyavimudh Helplessness due to being duty-bound Hindi feeling
Chamcha Literally: spoon, someone who sucks up to someone else or seeks another's approval constantly Hindi negative character

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