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Words that don't exist in English

Words that don't exist in English

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A pack of words that don't exist in the English language, but really should.

Items (25)

  • hyggelig (Danish)

    comfy, cozy; intimate; contented

  • sobremesa (Spanish)

    after-lunch conversation around the table

  • verschlimmbessern (German)

    to make something worse when trying to improve it

  • utepils (Norwegian)

    a beer you drink outside

  • mångata (Swedish)

    the reflection of moonlight on water

  • abbiocco (Italian)

    that sleepy feeling you get after a big meal

  • desenrascanço (Portuguese)

    the ability to improvise a quick solution

  • Waldeinsamkeit (German)

    the feeling of solitude in a forest

  • dépaysement (French)

    the feeling that comes of being a foreigner

  • madrugada (Spanish)

    the period between late-night and early-morning

  • saudade (Portuguese)

    a deep emotional state of nostalgia or longing for an absent someone or something

  • mamihlapinatapai (Yaghan, Tierra del Fuego)

    looking at each other hoping that either will offer to do something which both desire but are unwilling to do

  • Fernweh (German)

    homesickness for a place you have never been

  • iktsuarpok (Inuit)

    frustration felt while waiting for someone

  • komorebi (Japanese)

    sunlight scattered by passing through trees

  • Backpfeifengesicht (German)

    a face badly in need of a fist

  • ilunga (Tshiluba, Congo)

    a person who is ready to forgive anything the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time

  • taarradhin (Arabic)

    a solution that pleases everyone

  • shemomedjamo (Georgian)

    accidentally eating the whoe thing even though you're full because it's too delicious

  • greng-jai (Thai)

    that feeling you get when you don't want someone to do something for you because it would be a pain for them

  • zhaghzhagh (Persian)

    chattering of teeth

  • lagom (Swedish)

    just the right amount

  • pana po'o (Hawaiian)

    to scratch your head in order to remember something you've forgotten

  • zeg (Georgian)

    the day after tomorrow

  • boketto (Japanese)

    staring into the distance without thinking