Words That Don't Translate

Hello, Nǐ hǎo, Hola, Marhaba, Bonjour, Konnichiwa

Welcome to Eunoia: the searchable directory of words that don't translate. Eunoia itself is one of those untranslatable words, which essentially means a well-mind or beautiful thinking.

Eunoia allows you to search for untranslatable words by language, tag, or the word itself. There are over 500 words in the database, across 50+ languages and 50+ tags. Below you can see the representation of certain languages and tags:

More about Eunoia:

Eunoia was originally built as part of a 24 hour startup challenge by Steph. It came fifth in that particular challenge and was the #2 product of the day on Product Hunt. She's always been fascinated with languages and their untranslatable words, but specifically how when you look at them on an aggregate level, it's almost like a looking glass into that culture.

Eunoia is always welcoming new suggestions. Since Eunoia will always be free, you are welcome to become a patron of Steph and her work or to contact ([email protected]) if you're interseted in advertising. Please note that Eunoia will only ever showcase relevant advertising to its audience.

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